“Enduring Together: Asian Americans & Alzheimer’s Disease” is a caregiving story that presents the challenges and hopes of an Asian American couple and their battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. They share their immigrant story and the sacrifices, fears, and hopes in enduring Alzheimer’s Disease together. MSNBC News Anchor and family caregiver, Richard Lui ends with his personal story and insights about Alzheimer’s, and a powerful call to action for all present and future caregivers.
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Caregiving for aging adults among Asian Americans comes with cultural attitudes, beliefs, and practices that can be starkly different from those of the general population. Many of these adults are immigrants who struggle adjusting to a new environment and the acculturated lifestyle of their children. As their friends, loved ones, and healthcare providers, how can we give the kind of care that respects their traditional cultures while meeting their most basic needs?