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This module reviews issues in health care for older adults living in the U.S from Asian Indian backgrounds. In addition to suggestions for understanding and caring for Asian Indian elders, information on demographics, historical periods of migration, and special health risks are included.

Information for the content in this module does not include citations for individual sections. Much of it is taken from the sources in the reference list.

Course Director & Editor-in-Chief of the Ethnogeriatrics Curriculum & Training

VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
periyakoil at stanford dot edu


VJ Periyakoil, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Shalini Dara, MD
VA Palo Alto Health Care System


The authors wish to thank Dr. Sadhna Diwan, PhD for her helpful comments and suggestions as well as for providing a few references.

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Users are free to download and distribute eCampus Geriatrics modules for educational purposes only.

When using this resource please cite us as follows:

Dara, S, MD & Periyakoil, VJ, MD: Health and health care of Asian Indian American Older Adults https://geriatrics.stanford.edu/ethnomed/asian_indian.html. In Periyakoil VS, eds. eCampus-Geriatrics, Stanford CA, 2010.