CARE Newsletter
In this issue, you will find upcoming events, news, and work that CARE's partners have been conducting to serve the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.


CARE Registry:

Giving AANHPI Communities a Voice Through Research


Currently, AANHPI populations are among the least represented groups in scientific research. The goal of CARE is to overcome barriers to research participation and connect AANHPI adults to various types of research.


As of March 26, 2023, 9,916 people have signed up to increase AANHPIs' representation in research!

Click to learn more about CARE Registry
Some examples of potential research studies that CARE registry participants may be contacted about include:

  • Prevention or treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Health issues across the lifespan
  • Caregiving issues and improving the health and wellness of caregivers

If you haven't already, please consider enrolling in CARE at: https://careregistry.ucsf.edu/enroll-care

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Forget-Me-Nots - Our Stories

17th Annual Chinese Alzheimer’s Forum 


Saturday, April 22, 2023 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST 

According to the 2023 Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report, there are 6.7 million people living with Alzheimer’s dementia in the United States, and over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Caregivers across the country face significant emotional, physical, and health-related challenges as a result of caregiving.  Join us to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advances in Alzheimer’s treatment, planning for care, the importance of participating in research, and listening to caregivers’ stories. 


This event is presented on Zoom in Mandarin.



Registration Link


If you have any questions or comments,

please contact Peining Chang (pchang@alz.org) or call (408) 372-9943.


Alzheimer's Association is a CARE community partner. 


45th Annual Nikkei Matsuri


Sunday, April 23, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST

640 N. 5th St. San Jose, CA 95112 

Since 1978, the Nikkei Matsuri Festival has showcased the contributions and cultural achievements of the Japanese American community. Nikkei Matsuri’s origin began with the City of San Jose’s 1977 Bicentennial Celebration, Issei Legacy, which was an event that coordinated over thirty Japanese American cultural groups and associations. For the past 45 years, the all-volunteer Nikkei Matsuri Committee has worked to share and preserve the culture and heritage of the Japanese American traditions through the presentation of food, arts and crafts, performing arts, demonstrations, and cultural exhibits in the heart of historic San Jose Japantown. 


CARE and Yu-Ai Kai will be tabling at this event, so don't forget to stop by!


Yu-Ai Kai is a CARE community partner. 

Brain Health Updates Webinar


Saturday, April 29, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST

Join us for a lively online presentation to learn about dementias that affects memory, personality and language from Dr. Boon Lead Tee, opportunities to participate in research through the CARE registry from Dr. Marian Tzuang, and what participation in dementia research looks like from Ruobing Li. 


This event is presented on Zoom in Mandarin.



Registration Link


UCSF MAC and UCI MIND are CARE community partners. 

CARE & ACAD tabled at Silvercrest Health Fair 

We had a great time tabling at the Silvercrest Health Fair in San Francisco on March 23rd! We enjoyed engaging with community members, talking to all who stopped by our table, and being able to promote CARE and ACAD at this event. Special thanks to the Chinese Community Health Resource Center (CARE community partner) and the Silvercrest Residence for inviting us to the event. 

CARE Ambassador Program

The CARE Ambassador program is a volunteer opportunity by the CARE Registry, open to high school students, college students, and recent undergrad graduates. Participating as a CARE Ambassador will help leverage community connections and assist the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander community to increase research participation and representation. Working as a CARE Ambassador will foster new learning experiences involving hosting virtual events, in-person tabling, and more depending on your capacity. CARE Ambassadors will also have the opportunity to gain skills in community outreach, data management, research, ethics, and team collaboration.

Upon completion of the program, CARE Ambassadors will receive a certificate as well as gained knowledge from our online trainings.  
Click here to apply!
After completion, you will be contacted shortly by our Ambassador team. 

New Paper Published in JMIR Aging!

A WeChat-based Intervention, Wellness Enhancement for Caregivers (WECARE), for Chinese American Dementia Caregivers: Pilot Assessment of Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy

Chinese American family caregivers of persons with dementia experience high rates of psychosocial distress and adverse health outcomes. Due to their immigrant and minority status, they face substantial obstacles to care and support, including stigma and misperception of dementia, limited knowledge and use of welfare and services, and poor social support.


The WECARE study recruitment was supported by CARE.

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2023 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

Report Now Available!

Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer's Association, reveals the impact of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government, and the nation's health care system. Click here to learn more.

Don't miss CARE’s new social media campaign where we will break the full report down!

CARE's 2023 Executive Summary Now Available!

You can read CARE's 2023 Executive Report in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese! To read the extended brief report, please click here

The KIMCHI Project is Looking for Korean Participants!

The KIMCHI project stands for Koreans Invested in Making Caregivers Health Important. It is a culturally customized project to share research results about Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Diseases (ADRD) Prevention and Advance care planning so that Korean Americans can better take care of themselves and their loved ones’ health. Dr. Van Ta Park (CARE Principal Investigator) is the Principal Investigator for this project.


This project is in collaboration with community partners Somang Society and Asian American Resource Information Network (AARIN).


English & Korean fact sheets are now available for Korean American caregivers and families to learn more about Healthy Cognitive Aging, including risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and holistic approaches to improve overall quality of life.


After reading both the Healthy Cognitive Aging and Caregiving for Loved Ones fact sheets, let us know what you think by taking this quick survey.


Visit the KIMCHI project website to learn more.

Support KIMCHI on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!


If you are interested in participating in KIMCHI, please fill out this online form and leave the following message in the message box “I found KIMCHI through the CARE e-newsletter.” You can also email kimchi@ucsf.edu to find out how to get involved.

The Asian Cohort for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACAD)
is looking for volunteers!

Asians are among the fastest growing populations in the United States and Canada, yet they are underrepresented in Alzheimer’s disease research.


The ACAD study is a collaboration across multiple universities and community partners in the U.S. and Canada to better understand how genetics and lifestyle factors impact Alzheimer’s disease risk in Asian Americans and Asian Canadians. Dr. Van Park (CARE Principal Investigator) is one of the principal investigators for ACAD, and UCSF is one of the recruitment sites. This study will be looking for healthy volunteers, people concerned about their memory and thinking, and people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease who are 60 years old or older. 


Edie Yau (Alzheimer's Association) and Quyen Vuong (International Children Assistance Network) (both CARE Community Advisory Board members) also serve on the ACAD Community Advisory Board. Joyce Cheng, Executive Director of the Chinese Community Health Resource Center (also a CARE Community Advisory Board member), is one of ACAD's community partners.


All participants will be compensated for their time and effort.  


Visit ACAD study website or the animated videos in EnglishCantoneseMandarinKorean, and Vietnamese for more information.


If you are interested in participating in the study,

fill out this online form or email acad@ucsf.edu.

The Vietnamese Insights into Aging Program (VIP)
The Vietnamese Insights into Aging Program (VIP) is a brand-new study funded by the National Institute on Aging and is a collaboration between academic universities (UC Davis and UCSF) and community-based organizations (ARI and ICAN). The purpose of this study is to better understand factors that impact thinking and memory in the Vietnamese American community. Dr. Oanh Meyer (CARE Co-Investigator) is the Principal Investigator (PI) of VIP and Dr. Van Ta Park (CARE PI) along with several CARE Co-Investigators are also involved in VIP.

In January 2022, we will be recruiting volunteers who: 
  • identify as Vietnamese American 
  • are 65 years or older 
  • reside in Northern California 
  • can speak either English or Vietnamese
  • have immigrated from Vietnam 

All participants will be compensated for their time and effort.  

If you are interested in participating in the VIP study, 
Bay Area residents (San Francisco Bay area including San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, etc.), contact us at ucsfvip@ucsf.edu or (408) 609-9144. 
Sacramento residents, contact us at vip@ucdavis.edu or (916) 432-4197.

In January of 2019, both my dad and my mom ended up in the emergency room on the same day. I brought mom in because she was not acting right. She kept holding her head. Dad had extreme shortness of breath and his bowling buddy brought him in. Mom ended up with a UTI and was released from the hospital. Dad had congestive heart failure and ended up spending a week in the hospital and 2 weeks more in a nursing care facility. My mother stayed with me at my home and spent a few days at my sister's home to give me a break. 

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