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Download e-book for iPad: Aging, Health, and Longevity in the Mexican-Origin by Jacqueline L. Angel, Fernando Torres-Gil, Kyriakos Markides

By Jacqueline L. Angel, Fernando Torres-Gil, Kyriakos Markides

ISBN-10: 1461418666

ISBN-13: 9781461418665

ISBN-10: 1461418674

ISBN-13: 9781461418672

Aging, wellbeing and fitness, 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 standpoint. even supposing the literature on Latino elders within the usa is becoming, few of those reviews or courses supply the breadth and intensity contained during this book.

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David Warner presents a first-time comparative examination of what it might mean to extend Medicare coverage to both US retirees in Mexico and Mexican-born elderly who have dual (US/Mexico) citizenship. He draws from the experience of the European Union nations to show the advantages and disadvantages of providing Medicare coverage to the estimated 500,000 retirees living in Mexico. His chapter lays the foundation for larger scale policy research on this issue. Fernando Torres-Gil and Diana Lam round out the discussion by delving into more detail on aspects of agenda setting for Hispanic health and aging.

Once we deleted proxy respondents from the sample, very few respondents could be classified as functionally blind (n = 94). As a result, we coded respondents (1) for visual impairment or functional blindness and (0) for adequate vision. We measure hearing problems with the screening version of the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly (HHIE-S; Lichtenstein et al. 1988). The ten-item HHIE-S measures self-perceived functional, social, and emotional difficulties associated with hearing loss. In addition to the HHIE-S, we considered whether the respondent wore a hearing aid, as well as interviewer ratings of hearing difficulties.

S. residency is associated with better average cognitive functioning. Building on this body of work, we test whether the cognitive functioning trajectories of older Mexican Americans vary according to nativity and age at migration. If we were to derive our expectations from healthy immigrant research in general, we would hypothesize that older Mexican immigrants would exhibit slower rates of cognitive decline than their native-born counterparts. We would also anticipate that this pattern would be more pronounced with increasing age at migration.

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