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Andrade’s Coedited Book Explores Latino Aging & Dementia

January 31, 2024

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Aging in the Americas

Explore insights on aging and dementia in Mexican and U.S. Latino populations in Professor Flávia Andrade‘s recently released, coedited book from the International Conference on Aging in the Americas.

Delving into Critical Issues

In this comprehensive volume, Professor Andrade and her team explore the profound consequences of rapid population aging for Mexico and U.S. Latinos. The book meticulously examines the impact on various societal institutions, including families, the labor force, and healthcare systems.

Understanding Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

The book provides invaluable insights into the causes and consequences of the increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia, particularly focusing on early-onset decline in the Mexican-origin population. It identifies resilience factors crucial to successful aging and health in Mexican and Mexican-American populations from a transdisciplinary perspective.

Diverse Experiences, Common Challenges

Examining the diversity in experiences of older adults with dementia and related disorders, as well as their families in Mexico and the United States, the book sheds light on the levels of need and support capacity in both nations. It also analyzes the organizational contexts of long-term care, presenting a nuanced understanding of the challenges faced.

Towards Sustainable Long-Term Care

The ultimate goal of this sixth volume in the series on aging in the Americas is to identify critical sources of vulnerability and propose policy options for closing the gap in affordable and sustainable long-term care. The book addresses the financial wellbeing of low-resource populations living with dementia and other medical conditions in both countries.

Packed with new information, consensus data, potential intervention venues, and action frameworks, this book is an essential resource for researchers, policymakers, and professionals in the field of population aging. It advances current knowledge in global aging health systems research, striving to close disparities in vulnerable populations at high risk of declining cognitive and physical health.

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