As older populations around the world continue to increase, so does the number of individuals living with dementia (Prince et al., 2008; Prince, Ali, et al., 2016). Growth in older populations, and hence in likely numbers of persons living with dementia, is particularly rapid for persons of Mexican origin on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. In Mexico, the population 60 years and older is projected to increase from 8.9% to 21.5% of the total population between the years 2010 and 2050 (CONAPO, 2012). In the United States, Hispanics are the fastest-growing group among older adults (CDC, 2020), and are expected to increase from 7.1% to 19.8% of the U.S. population 65 or older between 2010 and 2050 (Vincent & Velkoff, 2010). U.S. Hispanics are a diverse population with subgroups defined by nativity, country of origin, and time spent in the United States (Andrade & Viruell-Fuentes, 2011). Among U.S. Hispanics, individuals of Mexican descent comprise a majority, accounting for more than 60% of the total U.S. Hispanic population (Markides et al., 1997; Garcia et al., 2018).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Understanding the Context of Cognitive Aging|
|Subtitle of host publication||Mexico and the United States|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Aug 3 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)