Theresa Dewey, LCPC, ATR, is a licensed clinical professional counselor and registered art therapist with a background in elder care and developmental disability care. She is Care Navigator at our Chicago and Joliet offices, offering support and guidance to families affected by the disease. Theresa has also worked as an art therapist at a skilled nursing facility and a care consultant at the Alzheimer’s Association’s National Headquarters. She completed her undergraduate studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and received a Master’s in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Theresa became invested in dementia care in 2003 through case management work with clients with Down syndrome developing Alzheimer’s disease in young adulthood. For seven years, she and her husband lived in a group home for young women with developmental disabilities as volunteer “house parents.” Theresa is passionate about recognizing the strengths that remain within a person living with dementia, even as their losses seem to take center stage. She is continually humbled by the strength and dedication of caregivers.