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Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias  

Carole B. Cox

Dementia is not a disease, but a group of symptoms so severe that they inhibit normal functioning. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia in older persons impacting not ... More

American Social Security System  

Eric R. Kingson, Dana Bell, and Sarah Shive

This entry examines why our nation’s Social Security system was built, what it does, and what must be done to maintain and improve this foundational system for current and future ... More

Anderson, Delwin M.  

Kenneth S. Carpenter

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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Biographies
Delwin M. Anderson (1916–2007) was director of the Social Work Service in the Veteran's Administration from 1964 to 1974. In his work he laid stress on recognizing the social components of ... More

Aquino, Maria Corazon  

Gwendolyn D. Perry-Burney

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Dec 2013
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Biographies
Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino (1933–2009) was best known as the first female president of the Philippines. She challenged the Marcos regime after her husband’s assassination in ... More

Arab Americans  

Kristine J. Ajrouch

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This entry defines the term Arab American, followed by a discussion of the two waves of immigration: before 1924 and post-1965. A demographic overview is presented next, drawing from data ... More

Asian Americans: Chinese  

Yuhwa Eva Lu

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Chinese Americans were the first group of immigrants from Asia who came to the United States in the mid-19th century. A second wave of immigrants came following the Immigrant Act of 1965. ... More

Asian Americans: Filipinos  

Paula T. Morelli, Alma Trinidad, and Richard Alboroto

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Sep 2014
Filipinos are the second largest group of Asians in the United States; more than 3.4 million Filipino Americans live primarily within the largest U.S. continental cities (including Los ... More

Asian Americans: Japanese  

Yoosun Park

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This overview of the Japanese American community includes a brief history of the community in the United States, an overview of some distinct characteristics of the community, and a review ... More

Asian Americans: Koreans  

Yoonsun Choi

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
This overview of the Korean immigrant community includes a brief history of immigration and a review of the distinct characteristics that have helped establish a strong and fairly ... More

Asian Americans: Overview  

Pallassana R. Balgopal

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from all parts of Asia. This heterogeneous cluster of Asian Americans, while sharing some common characteristics, also has unique ... More

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