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Recruitment of African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes Who Care for Persons with Dementia: Lessons Learned

This editorial pertains to African American caregivers of people with dementia, specifically those with type 2 diabetes. The author reviews barriers to recruitment for this population and the experience of church-based recruiting of caregivers age 55 and older with diabetes who also care for a person with dementia. Important factors to success included a respected gatekeeper and relationship building. Barriers included the religious interpretation of dementia behaviors that produced stigma among some parishioners.

Aaron CS. Recruitment of African Americans with type 2 diabetes who care for persons with dementia: Lessons learned. Clinical Nursing Research 2016;25(1):3-8.

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