American Indians/Alaska natives and dementia.

  title={American Indians/Alaska natives and dementia.},
  author={Lori L. Jervis and Spero M. Manson},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  volume={16 Suppl 2},
Although the Native elder population continues to expand, very little is known about how dementia of any kind affects this group. This article reviews what and is known about dementia among American Indians/Alaska Natives. Specifically, it examines prevalence, assessment and diagnosis, cultural understandings, family caregiving, formal services, and abuse/neglect. It concludes that much work remains to be done on dementia in the Native population, and suggests directions for future research. 

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