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Alzheimer's Program

This Alzheimer’s Program is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1.33 Million with 75 percent funding by ACL/HHS and at least $333,333.34 amount and 25 percentage funded by non-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Serving the Chinese American population in the Greater Chicago area

CASL’s Alzheimer’s Program offers high-quality, trauma-informed, person-centered, culturally competent care

Through a grant provided by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), CASL provides high-quality, trauma-informed, linguistically appropriate and culturally competent care for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia (ADRD) and their families in the AANHPI community around the Greater Chicago area. Our practice is designed to provide community members with person-centered, individualized, and holistic care. Based on individual client needs, our licensed professionals utilize evidence-based assessments and models to provide a range of services, including counseling, occupational therapy, professional consultation, cognitive assessment, case management, and more. By building relationships with clients and continuously striving to understand their strengths, we help individuals and families overcome their barriers.

  • Licensed professionals
  • Culturally competent/sensitive
  • Evidence-based
  • People-centered
  • Flexible
  • Affordable

(312) 791-0418 x2232  |  Alzheimers@CASLservice.org

About Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term for memory loss conditions. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, but not everyone who has dementia has Alzheimer’s.

Dementia can be caused by a variety of diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Symptoms of dementia include increased forgetfulness, declining judgment, worsening ability to problem-solve, changes in personality and moods, and many more. In some cases, dementia can be reversible. If you or a family member are experiencing symptoms or feeling concerned about dementia, please reach out to us for support.

What We Offer

Our goal is to overcome stigma and promote awareness about the mental health issues related to ADRD in and around the Chinatown community.

Counseling: As a caretaker, loved one, or someone with dementia, handling the disease can be emotionally and physically tough. Caretakers are at an increased risk for depressive symptoms, poor health, and shorter life. Our licensed mental health professionals are here to provide you with emotional support and treatment for related mental health conditions, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, caregiving stress, grief, and more.

Occupational Therapy (OT): OT uses tasks, and meaningful activities to address difficulties associated with physical or mental conditions disrupting daily life. According to each person’s needs and values, a board-certified, licensed OT can provide support in a variety of ways that include: identifying appropriate activities for intervention, training caregivers on how to fit and modify environments to the person, and providing restorative intervention services.

Professional Consultation: Our certified professionals will help you identify and connect with the educational and psychosocial resources, such as long-term care placement, caregiver support groups, referrals to community support services.

Cognitive Screening: It’s common to wonder if increased forgetfulness should be concerning. Our certified professionals are here to provide free cognitive screenings for any irregularities in cognitive skills such as: memory, attention, concentration, executive function, and more.

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Ruby Tan

Alzheimer's Program Coordinator

Jeannie Tsui

Occupational Therapist

Jiasheng Yu

Cognitive and Behavioral Health Case Manager