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Ethnicity and the Dementias

2nd Edition

Edited by Gwen Yeo, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson


412 pages

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In recent years, the literature on the topic of ethnic and racial issues in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias has increased dramatically. At the same time, the need for cultural competence in all of geriatric care, including dementia care, is increasingly being acknowledged. Researchers and providers are beginning to recognize the impending "ethnogeriatric imperative," as the number of elders from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds continues to rise.

Ethnicity and the Dementias offers invaluable background information in this area, while also examining how those suffering from dementia and their family members respond or adapt to the challenges that follow. Thoroughly updated and revised from the first edition, the book features contributions from leading clinicians and researchers on the epidemiology of dementias by ethnic population, new information on the assessment of diverse populations, and updates and inclusions of new populations in the management of dementia and working with families. The book is ideal for practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in search of the most current ethnogeriatric findings.

Table of Contents

Risk of Dementia 1. Prevalence of Dementia among Different Ethnic Populations Assessment of Dementia in Diverse Populations 2. Overview of Psychiatric Assessment with Dementia Patients 3. Neurocognitive Assessment of Dementia in African American Elders 4. Assessment of Cognitive Status in Asians 5. Neuropsychological Assessment of Hispanics Elders: Challenges and Psychometric Approaches 6. American Indians, Cognitive Assessment, and Dementia Treatment and Management of Dementia 7. Overview of Treatment Alternatives for Dementing Illnesses Working with Families 8. The Family as the Unit of Assessment and Treatment in Work with Ethnically Diverse Older Adults with Dementia 9. Working with African American Families 10. Working with American Indian Families Working with Asian American Families 11. Asian Indian American 12. Chinese American 13. Filipino Americans 14. Hmong Americans 15. Japanese Americans 16. Korean Americans 17. Vietnamese American Working with Latino/Hispanic American Families 18. Puerto Rican and other Hispanic/Latino American Families 19. Cuban American 20. Mexican American 21. Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Families Community Partnerships for Support of Ethnic Elders and Families 22. Reaching Diverse Caregiving Families through Community Partnerships

About the Editors

Gwen Yeo, Ph.D., is the founding Director of Stanford Geriatric Education Center and has published widely in the field of ethnogeriatrics. She is also Chair of the Ethnogeriatrics Committee of the American Geriatrics Society, and Section Editor for Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations of the Journal of American Geriatrics Society.

Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Research at Stanford University, and runs the Older Adult and Family Research Center for the Veteran’s Administration in Menlo Park, California. An American Psychological Association (APA) Fellow in the Division of Clinical Psychology and the Division of Health Psychology, she has authored and co-authored well over a hundred journal articles and book chapters in her research career.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology