The Ethnic Elders Care Network website is a site designed specifically for people who are currently or will be caregivers to ethnic elders with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Ethnic Elders is dedicated to promoting research, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and to providing education, support and assistance to ethnic minority elderly patients, their families and caregivers.
To improve access to culturally sensitive and effective care for ethnic elders with Alzheimer’s and related disorders by promoting awareness and education among caregivers and health professionals
Vision: Dementia is more common among African American and Hispanic elders as compared with Caucasian Americans elders. Most of the care of ethnic elders with dementia is conducted by family and informal caregivers. But due to a variety of psychosocial and cultural factors, ethnic elders are less likely than Caucasian elders to have access to formal comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and management resources for dementia care. The primary vision of Ethnic Elders Care is to increase public awareness of about dementia among ethnic elders and optimize the quality of life of family caregivers and ethnic elders with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
The guiding principles of Ethnic Elders Care are:
To increase public awareness among health care providers and the general public about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders among ethnic elders in the United States and position the Ethnic Elders Care as the leading clearinghouse for dementia, ethnicity and caregiving.
To position Ethnic Elders Care as the leading clearinghouse for information on Alzheimer’s and related disorders among ethnic elders in the United States