Speaker Biography

Shaista S Kazmi BA

Shaista S Kazmi BA is working at APNA GHAR LLC the first senior care agency to serve the needs of the Elderly Southeast Asian community. 


The most rapidly growing age demographic in the United States is elders from minority groups. This changing dynamic will call for attention to the needs, challenges and experiences of these groups. With the elderly minority population rising in the United States, the challenge will be how can health care professionals provide both institutional and non institutional services for elderly ethnic minorities. Although Alzheimer is vastly recognized throughout the world, elderly minorities are the last to be diagnosed with the disease. Cultural taboos and social stigma cause this group in particular not to seek help.