African Americans afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their families face challenges, including lack of culturally specific resources, supportive services, and educational resources. The purpose of this project was to design a community-based program for African Americans afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their families, research potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund an expansion program for African Americans afflicted with Alzheimer's disease in Inglewood, California. The major components of the proposed program are counseling services, outreach, and case management. In the light of the epidemic and greater prevalence of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia for African American families, it is imperative that their needs are addressed. Implications for social work practice include the need for increased awareness of underserved communities and the development of program strategies that embrace cultural competence.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Black studies, Social work|
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