Description - Ethnicity and the Dementias by Gwen Yeo
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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Author Biography - Gwen Yeo
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.