Dementia assessment in american indians

Lori L. Jervis, C Munro Cullum, Derrell Cox, Spero M. Manson

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This chapter examines issues related to the detection and assessment of dementia within American Indian populations. It begins with a discussion of prevalence and risk factors for dementia in Native populations. Indigenous perspectives on dementia are highlighted, as well as possible impacts of these perspectives on diagnosis and treatment. The chapter then focuses on challenges related to assessing cognitive functioning among American Indians, including differences in culture, educational attainment, language, and biases in existing cognitive norms and assessment instruments. The chapter concludes with an examination of the current state of research with respect to developing culturally relevant cognitive assessments and a discussion of remaining research gaps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEthnicity and the Dementias
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351665100
ISBN (Print)9781315161358
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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