1st Edition

Ethnicity and Dementias

Edited By Gwen Yeo Copyright 1996
    250 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    250 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    A practical approach for professionals working with people suffering from dementias, this book focuses on dementias, including Alzheimer's disease, from a multi-cultural perspective.

    Part 1 Overview of Issues; Chapter 1 Background, Gwen Yeo; Chapter 2 An Overview of Dementia and Ethnicity with Special Emphasis on the Epidemiology of Dementia, Eric B. Larson, Yukimichi Imai; Chapter 3 Variations in Dementia Characteristics by Ethnic Category, Gwen Yeo, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Morton Lieberman; Part 2 Assessment of Cognitive Status with Different Ethnic Populations; Chapter 4 The Process of Development of Valid and Reliable Neuropsychological Assessment Measures for English- and Spanish-Speaking Elderly Persons, Dan Mungas; Chapter 5 Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment for Hispanic Older Adults: Cultural and Linguistic Factors, I. Maribel Taussig, Marcel Pontón; Chapter 6 Issues in Assessing Dementia in African American Elders, F. M. Baker; Chapter 7 Cross-Cultural Testing and the Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument, Evelyn Lee Teng; Part 3 Working with Families of Dementia Patients from Different Ethnic Populations; Chapter 8 Working with Chinese Families in the Context of Dementia, Kathryn Sabrena Elliott, Mariann Di Minno, Darrick Lam, Alicia Mei Tu; Chapter 9 Techniques of Working with Japanese American Families, Phyllis M. Tempo, Ann Saito; Chapter 10 Filipino American Families and Caregiving, Melen R. McBride, Heide Parreno; Chapter 11 Service Delivery Issues and Recommendations for Working with Mexican American Family Caregivers, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Melissa Talamantes, Rosa Ramirez, Irene Valverde; Chapter 12 Cultural Dynamics of Dementia in a Cuban and Puerto Rican Population in the United States, J. Neil Henderson; Chapter 13 African American Families: Management of Demented Elders, Irene Daniels Lewis, Marie S. Chavis Ausberry; Chapter 14 Dementia and American Indian Populations, B. Josea Kramer; Chapter 15 Working with American Indian Elders in the City: Reflections of an American Indian Social Worker, AI Cross; Chapter 16 Caring for Cognitively Impaired American Indian Elders: Difficult Situations, Few Options, Robert John, Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Lonnie C. Roy, Margot L. Salvini; Part 4 Special Issues and Special Populations; Chapter 17 Prevention of Multi-Infarct Dementia and Stroke in Ethnically Diverse Populations, Harry Ward, Donald E. Morisky, Desserie Jones; Chapter 18 Dealing with Ethnic Diversity in Nursing Homes, Irene Daniels Lewis, Shirley Kirchen; Chapter 19 Ethnic Diversity Among Veterans with Dementia, Susan G. Cooley; Part 5 Implications for the Future; Chapter 20 Implications for Future Policy and Research, Suzanne Hanser, Dorothy Howe, Kathleen Kelly;

    Biography

    Stanford Geriatric Education Center, Stanford University., Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University School of Medicine.

    "It might appear almost perverse to acknowledge that this paperback has been produced for all the right reasons – to offer clarity and offer positive supportive information. This book is neither a light nor an easy read: it offers salient information about how dementia can affect and might one day impinge, on pretty much the lives of every individual on the planet." --Signpost, October 2007