Study focuses on East Asian Caregivers of Dementia Patients

Posted on 09/10/20

When it comes to family caregiving, the latest studies show that members of the Asian community face different challenges compared to other Americans. In fact, Asian Americans are almost twice as likely to care for elders than the general population of the same age.


As cases of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias grow in this community, family caregivers face a lot of challenges. Those challenges are complicated when the person being cared for has dementia.  But there is an effort to help educate some members of this community.

Currently, there is a study underway that is shedding light on trials and tribulations of Chinese and Korea Caregivers. Here to tell us about the study are Dr. Christina Miyawaki, Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and Dr. Kathy Lee, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington.

These two educators explained the study and why an educational support system is needed for Chinese and Korea caregivers caring for someone with dementia.

To take part in the study, you must be Chinese or Korean and caring for someone with dementia. You also need to complete an online survey at

If you are Chinese, you can call 310.717.9843 for more information; if you are Korean, call 817.513.5508.

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