Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Read the 2022 Presidential Proclamation. celebrations honor the heritage and contributions made by members of the Hispanic community.
Facts about Hispanic Caregivers
- One-third of Hispanic households report having at least one family caregiver (36%)
- With an average of 1.83 caregivers per household, there are an estimated 8,147,000 Hispanic caregivers in the U.S.
- Just under three-quarters (74%) of Hispanic caregivers are female, with an average age of 43, caring for a loved one whose average age is 62.
- Most of the care recipients are female.
- Legal Resources Guide
- Información y recursos en español. (Family Caregivers Online Resources and Information in Spanish)
- 10 Consejos para cuidadores (10 Tips for Caregivers )
- ¿Qué le pasa a mi memoria? (Video on Brain testing)
- Caregiving as seen by Latino/Hispanic Caregivers
- The Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center features a YouTube channel that shares videos to help raise awareness and educate the community about Alzheimer’s disease and research.
- Look at Latino Caregivers
- Our Mind Video About Alzheimer’s Disease in the Latino Community Spanish language video
- Too Soon To Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
We hope this information is helpful to you in the important work you do as a family caregiver.
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