Peter Kaldes and Karen Lincoln explore where her research on social and economic inequality and equity intersects with her community practice work with older African Americans who have Alzheimer’s and other mental health conditions, as well as the impact of the coronavirus on this same population.
As schools and communities around the country grapple with the question of whether or not to open for in-person learning in the fall, we thought we’d check in with a family, and recently spoke with members of a multigenerational household in North Carolina. Camerina Nava Gutierrez has lived with her daughter, Kimberly Nava Eggett, and her family for eight years. Kimberly, a teacher, has two children in elementary school.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the media has focused on numbers in nursing homes—numbers of cases, numbers of deaths—even numbers of staff or of face masks. Yet the news has missed the human experience behind those numbers.