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Working with American Indian families: Collaboration with families for the care of older American Indians with memory loss

TitleWorking with American Indian families: Collaboration with families for the care of older American Indians with memory loss
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsHendrix, LR, Cloud-Lebeau, FHank Swift
Book TitleEthnicity and the dementias
Edition2nd
Pagination147-162
PublisherRoutledge/Taylor & Francis Group; US
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number0-415-95405-3 (Paperback), 978-0-415-95405-1 (Paperback), 0-415-95404-5 (Hardcover), 978-0-415-95404-4 (Hardcover)
Accession NumberBook: 2006-22747-010
Keywords*American Indians, *Cognitive Impairment, *Elder Care, *Health Care Delivery, *Sociocultural Factors, American Indian families, memory loss, caregiver, respite care, health-care systems, cognitive impairment, cultural traditions, Caregivers, Culture & Ethnology [2930], Family, Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), Memory Disorders, Neurological Disorders & Brain Damage [3297], Respite Care, us
Abstract(create) Culturally appropriate caregiver training, respite care, and family support programs become increasingly important resources for development by health-care systems as the American Indian (AI) populations age. Cognitive impairment may present differently in older AIs due to different cultural values and different traditional activities. This chapter provides historical background information on American Indians and includes information on their cultural traditions. After presenting this background information, the authors make a series of recommendations for health care providers to consider when working with American Indian populations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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