Ethnicity and the Dementias

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Gwen Yeo, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Medical - 390 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.


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Chapter 1 Prevalence of Dementia Among Different Ethnic Populations
Part II Assessment of Dementia in Diverse Populations
Chapter 2 Overview of Psychiatric Assessment with Dementia Patients
Chapter 3 Neurocognitive Assessment of Dementia in African American Elders
Chapter 4 Assessment of Cognitive Status in Asians
Chapter 5 Neuropsychological Assessment of Hispanics Elders
Chapter 6 American Indians Cognitive Assessment and Dementia
Part III Treatment and Management of Dementia
Chapter 13 Working with Filipino American Families
Chapter 14 Working with Hmong American Families
Chapter 15 Working with Japanese American Families
Chapter 16 Working with Korean American Families
Chapter 17 Working with Vietnamese American Families
Chapter 18 Working with HispanicLatino American Families with Focus on Puerto Ricans
Chapter 19 Working with Cuban American Families
Chapter 20 Working with Mexican American Families

Chapter 7 Overview of Treatment Alternatives for Dementing Illnesses
Part IV Working with Families
Chapter 8 The Family as the Unit of Assessment and Treatment in Work with Ethnically Diverse Older Adults with Dementia
Chapter 9 Working with African American Families
Chapter 10 Working with American Indian Families
Chapter 11 Working with Asian Indian American Families
Chapter 12 Working with Chinese American Families
Chapter 21 Working with Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Families
Part V Community Partnerships for Support of Ethnic Elders and Families
Chapter 22 Reaching Diverse Caregiving Families Through Community Partnerships
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About the author (2006)

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.

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