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Ethnicity and dementia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11122930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A large number of studies have examined both the epidemiology and neuropsychiatric manifestations of dementia among older adults. However, there is a relative dearth of studies focusing on ethnic minority elders in the United States. This article reviews the existing empiric literature in the area of ethnicity and dementia. For the purpose of this paper, the focus will be on Hispanics and black Americans, the two most prevalent ethnic minority populations in the United States. This review includes discussion of terminology issues, diagnosis, epidemiology, and clinical features, in addition to caregiver issues.
D G Harwood; R L Ownby
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current psychiatry reports     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1523-3812     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Psychiatry Rep     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-08-09     Revised Date:  2008-09-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888960     Medline TA:  Curr Psychiatry Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, Geriatric Psychiatry Service, 760 Westwood Plaza, Room 37-425 NPH, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*
Dementia / ethnology*,  psychology*
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology*
Hispanic Americans / psychology*

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