Financial care for older adults with dementia: characteristics of adult children caregivers

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Date: June 2017
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Document Type: Author abstract; Report
Length: 163 words

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This article describes an examination of the sociodemographic characteristics of adult children, particularly Baby Boomer caregivers, who provide financial care to older parents with dementia. The sample including 1,011 adult children dementia caregivers aged 50 to 64 years is selected from a nationally representative sample in the 2010 Health and Retirement Study. Exact logistic regression revealed that race, provision of financial assistance to caregiver children, and the number of their children are significantly associated with financial caregiving of parents. Non-White caregivers are more likely to provide financial care to their parents or parents-in-law with dementia; those who have more children and provide financial assistance to their children are less likely to provide financial care to parents with dementia. The current findings present valuable new information on the sociodemographic characteristics of adult children who provide financial assistance to parents with dementia and inform research, programs, and services on dementia caregiving. Keywords dementia care, financial assistance, adult children caregivers, Baby Boomers, sociodemographic characteristics DOI: 10.1177/0091415016685327

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A495721158