By Jacqueline L. Angel, Fernando Torres-Gil, Kyriakos Markides
Aging, healthiness, and sturdiness within the Mexican-Origin Population creates a beginning for an interdisciplinary dialogue of the trajectory of incapacity and long term deal with older humans of Mexican-origin from a bi-national point of view. even supposing the literature on Latino elders within the usa is growing to be, few of those reports or courses supply the breadth and intensity contained during this book.
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Angel et al. and equity while containing costs poses clear challenges to the states, like California and Texas which have a large number of older Mexican-origin immigrants, and the nation as a whole. In a state like Texas, for example, with no income tax and a historically limited social service safety net, addressing the demands of different groups while conforming to requirements to balance the state budget represent major problems. The reality of the situation is that the needs of the elderly compete for funding with those of children and poor families, education, corrections, and more (Angel and Angel 2009).
Hill et al. Canadian-born English-speaking Canadians. Yet, the apparent cognitive advantages of immigration did not extend to English-speaking immigrants (born in the United States, Mexico, Europe, or Australia), non-English-speaking European immigrants (born in Europe or Australia), or non-English-speaking Asian immigrants. Studies conducted in the United States also reveal a mix of patterns. In their analysis of longitudinal data from the first and third waves of the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (H-EPESE), Nguyen and colleagues’ (2002) report no differences in the rate of cognitive decline between Mexicans born in Mexico and Mexicans born in the United States.
As expected, older Mexicans with diabetes had a greater disease burden than their counterparts; this medical condition contributes to premature mortality partly because of its co-occurrence with other disabling medical conditions, including obesity. ’s chapter examines a poorly understood topic in the disability literature: access to vaccines in Latin America, including Mexico, among disabled older adults who may be at risk for having limited access to preventive services. Preventable infectious diseases such as influenza increase hospitalization and deaths among older adults worldwide.
Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin Population by Jacqueline L. Angel, Fernando Torres-Gil, Kyriakos Markides