“It’s just part of life”: African American daughters caring for parents with dementia

Susan M. McLennon, Joel G. Anderson, Fayron Epps, Karen M. Rose

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding of the experiences of African American daughters caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia (ADRD). In this secondary analysis of a subset (N = 12) of the sample from a previous study, daughters averaged 54 years of age and were caring for parents with moderate to severe ADRD. Results revealed two main categories: Caregiver Concerns and Caregiver Coping. Subcategories included challenging behaviors, social aspects, integration, and family culture and values. Findings offer insight into cultural factors relevant to practice along with research recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-182
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • dementia
  • family caregivers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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