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The Hidden Among the Hidden: African-American Elder Male Caregivers

Helen K. Black, John T. Groce, and Charles E. Harmon


The question of our research and our book is as follows: What is the experience of African-American elder male caregivers? Research and literature on African-American older males as informal, primary caregivers of demented or impaired family members, particularly spouses, are negligible. Male caregivers in general have been called “hidden” caregivers. Thus, we named the elderly African-American male caregivers we interviewed for this book “the hidden among the hidden.” We asked the experts—a group of 13 African-American male caregivers—to discuss the concrete and nonmaterial aspects of giving ... More

Keywords: caregiving, qualitative research, African-American caregivers, African-American male caregiving, elder male caregiving, spousal caregiving, dementia caregiving, parental caregiving

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190602321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190602321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen K. Black, author
University of Maryland - Baltimore County

John T. Groce, author
Widener University School of Social Work

Charles E. Harmon, author
Mature Africans Learning from Each Other (M.A.L.E.)