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The Digital Divide Exacerbates Disparities in Latinx Recruitment for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Online Education During COVID-19

Gutiérrez, Á., Cain, R., Diaz, N., & Aranda, M. P. (2022). The Digital Divide Exacerbates Disparities in Latinx Recruitment for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Online Education During COVID-19. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.
The Digital Divide Exacerbates Disparities in Latinx Recruitment

Crack cocaine use among aging Mexican American men with heroin use histories: motivations and polydrug use patterns

Perdue, T., Cepeda, A., Kaplan, C. D., Zhao, Q., & Valdez, A. (2022). Crack cocaine use among aging Mexican American men with heroin use histories: motivations and polydrug use patterns. Addiction Research & Theory, 30(1), 57-65.
Crack cocaine use among aging Mexican

Performance of an Abbreviated Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS-6) in Three Ethnic Groups of Older Asian Americans

Jang, Y., Powers, D. A., Park, N. S., Chiriboga, D. A., Chi, I., & Lubben, J. (2022). Performance of an abbreviated Lubben Social Network Scale (LSNS-6) in three ethnic groups of older Asian Americans. The Gerontologist, 62(2), e73-e81.
Performance of an Abbreviated

Stigmatising beliefs about Alzheimer’s disease: Findings from the Asian American Quality of Life Survey

Alzheimer’s Disease has numerous impacts on individuals ranging from a physical and individual toll to emotional and financial burdens. The adoption of health and long-term supports is low among racial and ethnic minorities. Stigmatizing beliefs related to Alzheimer’s disease can

Developing the Asian Pacific Islander Caregiver Train-the-Trainer Program in the United States

The growing number of Asian Pacific Islander (API) population of older adults and caregivers has increased their long-term services, and supportive services need. Studies indicate that API caregivers are more likely to develop mental health symptoms than other racial and

Now Available to View: Elder Abuse & Maltreatment Roundtable Discussion

Elder Abuse & Maltreatment Virtual Roundtable Discussion featuring XINQI DONG, MD, MPH & S. DUKE HAN, PHD, ABPP-CN.
Information on elder abuse and maltreatment including compounding risk of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families.

Research Spotlight

Positive Mood and Active Life Program to Reduce Depression Study

Testing the effectiveness of a 12-week intervention with long-term care facility (LTCF) residents with high depression rates.

Text-Messaging Intervention for Physical Activity in Permanent Supportive Housing

Testing the feasibility and acceptability of a pilot study with the goal of instilling personal goal setting and self-regulation in persons living in supportive housing through text messaging.

Social Support for Latino Diabetics with Text Messaging

A randomized clinical controlled trial to test the effect of social support training with friends and family of diabetes patients in increasing patient motivation and healthier behaviors.

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