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Keith Whitfield & Adrienne Aiken Morgan

In: Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Chapter 24: Minority Populations and Cognitive Aging

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Minority Populations and Cognitive Aging
Minority populations and cognitive aging

Current projections suggest that by 2050, the total number of non-Hispanic Whites age 65 and older will double, the number of African Americans age 65 and older will more than triple, and the number of Hispanics will increase elevenfold (Angel & Hogan, 2004). Conversely, there is a significant dearth of information about the factors that create unique features of cognitive aging process for most minority groups. The predicted explosion in demographic shift toward ethnic minorities representing a greater proportion of the United States has made the science of studying race an unavoidable consideration. The National Institutes of Health have made several recent revisions to their guidelines for human subject treatment. One of the central points of ...

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