"It's just part of life": African American daughters caring for parents with dementia. Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding of the experiences of African American daughters caring for parents with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia (ADRD). In this secondary analysis of a subset (N =12) of the sample from a previous study, daughters averaged 54years of age and were caring for parents with moderate to severe ADRD. Results revealed two main categories: Caregiver Concerns and Caregiver Coping. Subcategories included challenging behaviors, social aspects, integration, and family culture and values. Findings offer insight into cultural factors relevant to practice along with research recommendations.

published proceedings

  • J Women Aging

author list (cited authors)

  • McLennon, S. M., Anderson, J. G., Epps, F., & Rose, K. M.

complete list of authors

  • McLennon, Susan M||Anderson, Joel G||Epps, Fayron||Rose, Karen M

publication date

  • January 1, 2020 11:11 AM