Both implicit and existential meaning are important constructs in fully understanding human experience. The editors of this volume present a forum for an array of viewpoints and recent research that address the notion of optimal human growth.

Finding Meaning in Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease: African American and White Caregivers' Perspectives

Finding Meaning in Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease: African American and White Caregivers' Perspectives

Finding meaning in caregivers of persons with alzheimer's disease: African american and white caregivers' perspectives
Carol J.Farran, Karen LoweGraham and DimitraLoukissa

In recent years, researchers have given increasingly more attention to understanding the positive aspects of caring for persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) (Kramer, 1997). Recent attempts have also been made to examine whether these positive aspects vary by culture and ethnicity, particularly between African American and White family caregivers (Farran, Miller, Kaufman, & Davis, 1997; Lawton, Rajagopal, Brody, & Kleban, 1992). This chapter reports the results of a secondary analysis to determine whether previously identified themes of the positive construct, finding meaning, were reflected by African American and White family caregivers. ...

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