2012

Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population

ISBN: 978-1-4614-1866-5 (Print) 978-1-4614-1867-2 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii

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    Pages 1-11

    Introduction: Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population

  3. Latino Aging: Risks of Disability and Chronic Illness

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      Pages 13-13

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      Pages 15-18

      Overview

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      Pages 19-33

      Does the “Healthy Immigrant Effect” Extend to Cognitive Aging?

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      Pages 35-49

      Lifetime Socioeconomic Position and Functional Decline in Older Mexican Americans: Results from the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging

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      Pages 51-65

      Culture and Couples: Does Partner Disability Differentially Infl uence Mental Health Across Mexico and the US?

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      Pages 67-86

      BMI and Transitions to Disability Among Older Adults in Mexico and the United States

  4. Contextualizing Disability: Issues of Immigration, Economics, and Family

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      Pages 87-87

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      Pages 89-93

      Overview

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      Pages 95-110

      A Tale of Three Paradoxes: The Weak Socioeconomic Gradients in Health Among Hispanic Immigrants and Their Relation to the Hispanic Health Paradox and Negative Acculturation

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      Pages 111-123

      On the Need for Prospective Studies on Aging and Health of the Hispanic Population in the United States

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      Pages 125-143

      Sociocultural Status and Burden of Disability in Aging Mexican Americans

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      Pages 145-157

      Contextualizing the Burden of Chronic Disease: Diabetes, Mortality and Disability in Older Mexicans

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      Pages 159-171

      Access to Vaccines for Latin American and Caribbean Older Adults with Disability

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      Pages 173-181

      Diabetes and Employment Productivity: The Effect of Duration and Management Among Mexican Americans*

  5. Caregiving and Long-term Care of Older Latinos: Formal and Informal Care Arrangements

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      Pages 183-183

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      Pages 185-192

      Overview

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      Pages 193-205

      Latinos “Aging in Place”: Issues and Potential Solutions

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      Pages 207-225

      Separate and Unequal Access and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes: Transformation of the Long Term Care Industry and Implications of the Research Program for Aging Hispanics

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      Pages 227-241

      Latino and Non-Latino Elderly in Los Angeles County: A Pilot Study of Demographic Trends for Disability and Long-Term Care

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      Pages 243-257

      Long-Term Care Policy and Older Latinos

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      Pages 259-276

      Estimating the Demand for Long-Term Care Among Aging Mexican Americans: Cultural Preferences Versus Economic Realities

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      Pages 277-291

      Mexican-American Families and Dementia: An Exploration of “Work” in Response to Dementia-Related Aggressive Behavior

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