Aging, health and longevity in the Mexican-origin PopulationPreface and AcknowledgementJacqueline L. Angel About the Authors ForewordsEduardo Sanchez Kenneth Shine1. IntroductionJacqueline L. AngelFernando Torres-GilKyriakos Markides Section 1- Latino Aging: Risks of Disability and Chronic Illness 2. Overview Hector González3. Does the "Healthy Immigrant Effect" Extend to Cognitive Aging?Terrence D. HillJacqueline L. Angel Kelly S. Balistreri 4. Lifetime Socioeconomic Position and Functional Decline in Older Mexican Americans: Results from the Sacramento Area Latino Study on AgingAdina Zeki Al-HazzouriMichelle OddenElizabeth R MayedaAllison AielloJohn M. NeuhausMary N. Haan5. Cultural Differences in the Effects of Disability on Mental Health in Mexican Couples from the MHAS and MA Couples from the H-EPESEM. Kristen PeekNoe A. PerezJim S. Stimpson6. BMI and transitions to disability among older adults in Mexico and the United States Kerstin GerstAlejandra Michaels-ObregonRebeca WongSection 2. Contextualizing Disability: Issues of Immigration, Economics, and Family 7. OverviewPeter Ward8. A Tale of Three Paradoxes: The Weak Socioeconomic Gradients in Health among Latino Immigrants and their Relation to the Latino Health Paradox and Negative AcculturationFernando RiosmenaJeff Dennis9. On the Need for Prospective Studies on Aging and Health of the Hispanic Population in the United StatesRoberto Ham-ChandeSilvia Mejía Arango10. Sociocultural Status and Burden of Disability in Aging Mexican AmericansHelen P. HazudaSara E. Espinoza11. Contextualizing the Burden of Chronic Disease: Diabetes, Mortality and Disability in Older MexicansJennifer Salinas Bassent E. Abdelbary Elizabeth A. Rocha Sohan Al Snih 12. Access to Vaccines for Latin American and Caribbean Older Adults with Disability Carlos A. Reyes-OrtizDiana M. DavalosMaria F. MontoyaDaniel Escobar13. Diabetes and Employment Productivity: The Effect of Duration and Management among Mexican AmericansH. Shelton Brown, III Adriana PérezLisa M. YarnellCraig HanisSusan P. Fisher-HochJoseph McCormickSection 3. Caregiving and Long-term Care of Older Latinos: Formal and Informal Care Arrangements 14. OverviewFlávia Cristina Drumond Andrade15. Latinos "Aging in Place": Issues and Potential SolutionsWilliam Vega Hector M. González16. 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 LatinosMary L. Fennell Melissa ClarkZhanlian Feng Vince Mor David B. SmithDenise Tyler 17. Latino and Non-Latino Elderly in Los Angeles County: A Pilot Study of Demographic Trends for Disability and Long-Term CareDavid E. Hayes-BautistaCharlene ChangWerner Schink18. Long-Term Care Policy and Older LatinosSteven P. Wallace 19. Estimating the Demand for Long-term Care among Aging in Mexican-Americans: Cultural Preferences versus Economic RealitiesAngelica P. HerreraJacqueline L. AngelCarlos Díaz VenegasRonald J. Angel20. Mexican-American Families and Dementia: An Exploration of "Work" in Response to Dementia-Related Aggressive BehaviorEster Carolina Apesoa-VaranoJudith C. BarkerLadson Hinton21. Caring for the Elderly: A Bi-national Task Verónica Montes de Oca Zavala Rogelio SáenzAhtziri Molina Roldán22. Extending Medicare to Mexico: Impact on Mexican-Born BeneficiariesDavid C. Warner23. The Evolving Nexus of Policy, Longevity and Diversity: Agenda Setting for Latino Health and AgingFernando Torres-GilDiana Lam24. Afterword: Human Security in Health: The Case of the Mexico-U.S. Border
Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population creates a foundation for an interdisciplinary discussion of the trajectory of disability and long-term care for older people of Mexican-origin from a bi-national perspective. Although the literature on Latino elders in the United States is growing, few of these studies or publications offer the breadth and depth contained in this book.
deals directly with the concepts of diversity, social structure, and health inequality in the context of global population change represents a key source of information for nongovernmental organizations advocating for Latino health, health care policy, immigration researchincludes material that address important issues related to the contemporary political debate on immigration and health care reform in the United States and in Mexico