Ethnicity and the Dementias / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560324379
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Pt. I Risk of dementia 1
Ch. 1 Prevalence of dementia among different ethnic populations 3
Pt. II Assessment of dementia in diverse populations 11
Ch. 2 Overview of psychiatric assessment with dementia patients 13
Ch. 3 Neurocognitive assessment of dementia in African American elders 33
Ch. 4 Assessment of cognitive status in Asians 55
Ch. 5 Neuropsychological assessment of hispanics elders : challenges and psychometric approaches 71
Ch. 6 American Indians, cognitive assessment, and dementia 87
Pt. III Treatment and management of dementia 103
Ch. 7 Overview of treatment alternatives for dementing illnesses 105
Pt. IV Working with families 117
Ch. 8 The family as the unit of assessment and treatment in work with ethnically diverse older adults with dementia 119
Working with African American families 125
Ch. 9 Working with African American families 127
Working with American Indian families 145
Ch. 10 Working with American Indian families : collaboration with families for the care of older American Indians with memory loss 147
Working with Asian American families 163
Ch. 11 Working with Asian Indian American families 165
Ch. 12 Working with Chinese American families 173
Ch. 13 Working with Filipino American families 189
Ch. 14 Working with Hmong American families 209
Ch. 15 Working with Japanese American families 231
Ch. 16 Working with Korean American families 245
Ch. 17 Working with Vietnamese American families 263
Working with Latino/hispanic American families 285
Ch. 18 Working with hispanic/Latino American families with focus on Puerto Ricans 287
Ch. 19 Working with Cuban American families 311
Ch. 20 Working with Mexican American families 327
Working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families 341
Ch. 21 Working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families 343
Pt. V Community partnerships for support of ethnic elders and families 359
Ch. 22 Reaching diverse caregiving families through community partnerships 361
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