66th Annual Scientific Meeting “Optimal Aging Through Research”

66th Annual Scientific Meeting “Optimal Aging Through Research” This content is only available as a PDF. © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Gerontologist Oxford University Press

66th Annual Scientific Meeting “Optimal Aging Through Research”

The Gerontologist , Volume 53 (S1) – Nov 6, 2013

66th Annual Scientific Meeting “Optimal Aging Through Research”

ABSTRACTS The Gerontological Society of America 66th Annual Scientific Meeting November 20–24, 2013 New Orleans, LA Abstracts are arranged numerically by session and in the order of presentation within each session. SESSION 5 (SYMPOSIUM) quantified symptom severity in relation to actual NH admission for per- sons with AD. Results indicate behavioral disturbances are predictive of NH admission, but key caregiver factors are influential. “I WANT TO CONTINUE TO CARE FOR HER AS LONG AS I CAN”: LESSONS LEARNED FROM AFRICAN AMERICAN AND WHITE CAREGIVERS IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA THE INFLUENCE OF SUBJECTIVE U.S. AND COMMUNITY ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE REGISTRY SOCIAL STATUS ON DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMATOLOGY Chair: S. Spencer, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN AND WHITE CAREGIVERS Carolina 1 2 2 S. Spencer , C.N. Porter , M.C. Miller , 1. University of South Carolina, Discussant: T. McCallum, Case Western Reserve University, Columbia, South Carolina, 2. Office for the Study of Aging, Cleveland, Ohio Columbia, South Carolina In 2012, the Alzheimer’s Association estimated that caring for the Subjective social status (SSS) has been associated with psycho- 5.4 million people in the U.S. who are living with Alzheimer’s disease logical functioning and health-related outcomes, yet little is known (AD) totaled $200 billion in direct costs alone. It is unclear how the about how different measures of SSS might operate in the caregiv- long-term care system is going to cope in 2050 when the number of indi- ing context. Data from 271 African American and 283 White care- viduals with AD is expected to increase to 16 million. What is certain givers (M age = 59.5 years) were analyzed to determine whether is that there is a critical need to support family caregivers who provide racial variations exist in the association between SSS and depres- supervision and personal care to their loved ones at home, and research sive...
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© The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.
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10.1093/geront/gnt151
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