Reaching the heart of the caregiver

S. Liliana Oakes, Kenneth Hepburn, Jeanette Silva Ross, Melissa A. Talamantes, David V. Espino

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Rapidly increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking Hispanic elders portend similar increases in dementing disorders among this group; this, in turn, points to increasing numbers and challenges among the family caregivers (Janevic & Connell, 2001; U.S. Department of Commerce, 1996). Successful programs have been developed to equip non-Hispanic family members to effectively assume the caregiving role. This article reports on preliminary efforts to transform one such psychoeducation program into the "Cuidando con Respeto" program, a culturally appropriate, Spanish language program for Hispanic family caregivers. Principles of development, results from the prototype program, and future evaluation developments are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-49
Number of pages13
JournalClinical Gerontologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 12 2007



  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Hispanic caregivers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Oakes, S. L., Hepburn, K., Silva Ross, J., Talamantes, M. A., & Espino, D. V. (2007). Reaching the heart of the caregiver. Clinical Gerontologist, 30(2), 37-49.