Cultural issues in the care of mentally ill Asian elders

  • Anupreeta Kumar

Abstract

During the five years between 1986 and 1991, the population of Asians aged 60 or over increased by 106%.1 The Asian elderly population is thus growing rather quickly, creating its own claims on the quality and quantity of professional care. However, not much literature is available on the various issues involved in the professional care of the mentally ill Asian elders. This chapter attempts to offer an overview of some of the issues which appear to be important in planning, developing and providing professional care for the mentally ill Asian elderly.

Keywords

Depression Dementia Income Schizophrenia Expense 

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