Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized World

Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments

  • Hector Y. Adames
  • Yvette N. Tazeau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Characterizing the Context: Latinxs and Dementia

  3. Evaluation, Assessment, and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Samuel C. Gable, Maureen K. O’Connor
      Pages 69-89
    3. Azara Santiago-Rivera, Gregory Benson-Flórez, Kathleen D. Warman
      Pages 105-117
    4. Lee Ashendorf, Julie E. Horwitz
      Pages 119-130
  4. Supportive Interventions and Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Janette Rodriguez, Viviana Padilla-Martínez
      Pages 133-153
    3. Caroline Rosenthal Gelman, Mari Umpierre, Karla Steinberg
      Pages 155-167
    4. Shawneen R. Pazienza, Erin E. Andrews
      Pages 169-186
    5. Hector Y. Adames, Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Silvia P. Salas, Claire R. Manley
      Pages 205-229
    6. Julian Montoro-Rodriguez, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
      Pages 231-246
  5. International Perspectives: The Americas and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Silvia Mejía-Arango, Mariana López-Ortega, Laura Barba-Ramírez
      Pages 267-280
    3. Paola Alejandra Andrade Calderón, Tedd Judd
      Pages 281-296
    4. Ivonne Z. Jiménez-Velázquez, Juan Llibre-Rodríguez, Daisy Acosta, Christian E. Schenk-Aldahondo, Mackenzie T. Goertz
      Pages 297-312
    5. Cristalís Capielo Rosario, Amber Schaefer, Jhokania De Los Santos
      Pages 313-331
    6. Yakeel T. Quiroz, Paula Ospina-Lopera, Valeria L. Torres, Joshua T. Fuller, Amanda Saldarriaga, Francisco Piedrahita et al.
      Pages 333-343
    7. Juan P. Serrano Selva, Margaret Gatz
      Pages 345-361
  6. Social/Public Policy and Community Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Ronald J. Angel, Jacqueline L. Angel
      Pages 365-383
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 403-415

About this book


This volume provides a broad and critical presentation of the behavioral and psychosocial treatments of Latinxs with dementia in the United States (U.S.) and across a representative sample of Spanish-speaking countries in the world. The compendium of chapters, written by researchers, practitioners, and policy analysts from multiple disciplines provides a deep exploration of the current state of dementia care for Latinxs in the U.S. and around the globe. The volume is designed to increase and strengthen the collective scientific and sociocultural understanding of the epidemiological and biopsychosocial factors, as well as the overlapping systemic challenges that impact diagnosis and symptom management of Latinxs with dementia. The authors introduce policy options to reduce risk factors for dementia and present culturally-responsive interventions that meet the needs of Latinx patients and their caregivers.

 Highlighted topics featured in the book include:

  • Contextual, cultural, and socio-political issues of Latinxs with dementia.
  • New meta-analysis of dementia rates in the Americas and Caribbean.
  • Dementia-related behavioral issues and placement considerations.
  • Educational, diagnostic, and supportive psychosocial interventions.
  • Pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and ethnocultural healthcare interventions.
  • Intersectionality as a practice of dementia care for sexual and gender minoritized Latinxs.
  • Prescriptions for policy and programs to empower older Latinxs and their families.

Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized World: Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments is a resource thataccentuates and contextualizes the heterogeneity in nationality, immigration, race, sexual orientation, gender, and political realities. It is a key reference for a wide range of fields inclusive of demography, geriatrics, gerontology, medicine, mental health, neurology, neuropsychology, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacology, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, sociology, and statistics all of which, collectively, bear on the problem and the solutions for better care for Latinxs affected by dementia.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hector Y. Adames
    • 1
  • Yvette N. Tazeau
    • 2
  1. 1.The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Independent PracticeSan JoseUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-0716-0130-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-0716-0132-7
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