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Correlates of cognitive aging in racial/ethnic minorities

TitleCorrelates of cognitive aging in racial/ethnic minorities
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsAiken-Morgan, AT, Whitfield, KE, Paige, MA
Book TitleHandbook of minority aging
PublisherSpringer Publishing Co; US
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number978-0-8261-0963-7 (Paperback), 978-0-8261-0964-4 (PDF)
Accession NumberBook: 2013-26687-006
Keywords*Aging, *Cognitive Processes, *Minority Groups, *Social Behavior, cognitive aging, racial ethnic minorities, social factors, Gerontology [2860], Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), us
Abstract(from the chapter) The goal of the present chapter is to discuss the various factors that influence cognitive aging in racial/ethnic minority groups. Although most of the information m the literature is focused on African Americans and/or Hispanic groups, where available, we will provide information on Asians. Information on American Indian and Alaskan Natives is virtually nonexistent but represent groups that should be examined in future research on patterns of normal cognitive aging. Here, we start by discussing theoretical perspectives and research design in studying race. Next, we discuss the impact of health and social factors on minority cognitive aging, and finally, we consider mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in racial/ethnic minority groups. We hope to provide some examples of culturally appropriate models and suggest some of the ways in which minority populations provide an understanding of cognitive aging in unique ways. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
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