What is the extent to which caregiver interventions are adapted to deal with ethnic differences?

“Developing culturally sensitive dementia caregiver interventions: are we there yet?” by A.M. Napoles, et al. discusses that it is unknown to what extent caregiver interventions are adapted to deal with ethnic differences. This article, published in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, also discusses the above differences experienced by families and caregivers via a systematic review of literature that was published between 1980 and 2009. The review of the literature found the following: that caregivers of Chinese American, African American and Latino ethnicities had divergent caregiver experiences (and that they occurred at different levels), that there was cultural tailoring of interventions, and the levels of psychosocial support interventions among the aforementioned groups. Language, literacy, and logistical barriers were only some of the domains addressed by cultural tailoring. The results of the review evoke a need for more studies in regards to the benefits of cultural tailoring in the care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementias.

Napoles, A.M., PhD, MPH; Chadiha, Letha, PhD; Eversley, Rani, PhD; & Moreno-John, Gina, PhD.  Developing Culturally Sensitive Dementia Caregiver Interventions: Are We There Yet?, American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, August 2010, 25(5), 389-406.

http://aja.sagepub.com/content/25/5/389.abstract

About mpgarcia

I'm the Bilingual Information/Media Specialist at NARIC.
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