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Ethnic elders and caregiving

TitleEthnic elders and caregiving
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBaker, FM
Book TitleSupporting the caregiver in dementia: A guide for health care professionals
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press; US
CityBaltimore, MD
ISBN Number0-8018-8343-1 (Hardcover), 9780801883439 (Hardcover)
Accession NumberBook: 2006-09239-013
Keywords*Caregivers, *Elder Care, *Minority Groups, *Racial and Ethnic Groups, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asians, Blacks, Dementia, ethnic elders, caregiving, people of color, African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanic Americans, research, Home Care & Hospice [3375], Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), Latinos/Latinas, pacific islanders, us
Abstract(from the chapter) The United States is facing the beginning of a new paradigm. By 2030, the majority of people age 65 and older will be people of color. The combined population of persons age 65 and older who are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic American will be larger than the population of Caucasian American persons age 65 and older. Studies of ethnic elder caregivers have become an increasing focus of research. Compared to other ethnic elders, more literature exists about African American and Latino caregivers whose care recipients have dementia, cancer, cardiac disease, stroke, or who are addressing the issue of nursing home placement. Increasing work is appearing to address the Asian American population and American Indian caregivers, but few of these studies to date have been population based. Some texts have provided important information concerning these populations. Much work remains to be done, particularly in understanding Filipino, Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander elder care. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).