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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Community based Alzheimer services for African American families: A grant proposal
by Hairston, Gelyce E., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 66; 1486488
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Goodman, Catherine
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
Publication Number: 1486488
ISBN: 978-1-124-25180-6
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