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The AAPI community within the United States is diverse and encompasses many ethnicities, including Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Samoan and Native Hawaiian and are the fastest growing minority group in America. This growth will impact the number of AAPI older adults living with some form of dementia.

Although the AAPI community is diverse, when it comes to caregiving, its members share many common characteristics. AAPIs are significantly more likely to assume caregiving roles, with 42 percent of AAPIs providing care to an older adult, compared to 22 percent of the general population. Additionally, 17 percent of AAPIs live in multigenerational households, compared to seven percent of the total population. With a strong cultural value placed on devotion to caring for parents – “filial piety” – and larger households, AAPI caregiving often involves multiple family members, each serving a specific role. Even with multiple caregivers, AAPI families may underestimate the physical and emotional toll daily caregiving can take on them and will need guidance and support to find professional resources, like adult day services and respite, that can help maintain their caregiving system.  For more information on Strengthening Community-Based Services for Asian American and Pacific Islanders Affected by Dementia click here.

Information available in Chinese:
  • Chinese Language Education Videos - education videos that discuss topics such as caregiving techniques, disease information, brain health, risk reduction, and more.
  • Chinese Newsletter - our sister chapter, Northern California and Northern Navada, has a monthly newsletter available in Chinese. Visit this page to sign up for their newsletter and learn about additional opportunities to connect. 
  • You can find more information on Alzheimer's disease on our national Chinese language website at
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