NYTimes: As Parents Age, Asian-Americans Struggle to Obey A Cultural Code

NYTimes: As Parents Age, Asian-Americans Struggle to Obey A Cultural Code
http://nyti.ms/1hnceL9

Ms. Nguyen has Alzheimer’s disease, and Ms. Lu, 61, a manicurist who stopped working two years ago when her mother’s condition worsened, is her full-time caretaker. In Vietnam, children must stay home and care for their aging parents, Ms. Lu said. Elders “don’t want nursing home,” she said: Being in a nursing home creates “trouble in the head.” The family now relies financially on Ms. Lu’s husband, a construction worker.

Can you imagine if this were the case in western cultures? What effect would it have on our healthcare system? Our economy?

 

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