What Roles do Depression and Stress Play in Suicidal Thoughts?

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2023-04-13

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After the fall of Saigon (1975), 3 waves of Vietnamese refugees arrived in the U.S. numbering 2.2 million. Vietnamese Americans (VA) arrived in adverse conditions (e.g., wartime trauma, tough migration journeys, low SES, language barrier) but VAï¾’s health studies are limited. Therefore, we developed The Vietnamese Aging and Care Survey (VACS) and collected health data on VA older adults (? 65 years) and their family caregivers in Houston in 2018 (N=199) and 2021 (N=202). Data revealed their adverse health conditions including a high prevalence of cognitive impairment. Based on this finding from previous research, we developed Community-Engaged Dementia Education Program (CEDEP) with the purpose to assess and improve the communityï¾’s dementia literacy in Aim 1 and develop educational materials for the community in Aim 2.

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Psychology

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