The study finds that problematic behavior of the dementia-affected person was found to be the most important factor associated with depressive symptoms, followed by poor self-reported health of the caregiver.
Data from the study show that household income and social functioning were significantly related to presence of depression.
The journal article discusses issues that are especially critical to dementia caregiver research with older racial and ethnic minorities and their familial caregivers, particularly persons of Latino origin.
The demographic, economic, and health profile of older Latinos: implications for health and long-term care policy and the Latino family
The journal article reviews the demographic, economic, and health data of the Latino population and discusses current and proposed changes under Medicare and Medicaid and the potential impact of these revisions on the Latino population.
The study finds that differences among Whites, Mexican Americans and African Americans do exist and constitute a case of double jeopardy for the minority aged.
The research finds that modernization or societal development is related to negative perceptions of aging.