Our Mission

Our purpose is to support people with dementia and their caregivers, families, and friends, through education and working with community partners to expand resources.

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Support Our Cause

Support Groups

A group strictly for caregivers


Groups for those with a diagnosis


Help us provide hope

Since 1983, Dementia Support Northwest (formerly known as the Alzheimer Society of Washington) has served Whatcom County. We are an organization of volunteers, family and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses. Our mission is to educate people about dementia-related diseases.

Our office now Mobile!

The mobile office is focused on improving the lives of aging community members affected by dementia and their caregivers.


Planned Giving

Your Gift Makes A Lasting Difference

Consider including Dementia Support Northwest in your Will, Trust or other Beneficiary Designation. Without affecting your financial security, you can help ensure that the support services provided by Dementia Support Northwest will be available, as needed, in the future.

A Gift Through Your Will, Trust or Beneficiary Designation

Bequests, also known as gifts through your Will, Trust or Beneficiary Designation, are also the most realistic way for many donors to leave a legacy for Dementia Support Northwest. Making a bequest is easy to do. Your attorney or financial advisor can include the necessary language in your Will, Trust, Retirement Account or Investment.

Sample Bequest Language

I give, devise and bequeath [identify a specific sum of money or percentage] to Dementia Support Northwest aka Alzheimer Society of Washington, Federal Tax ID #91-1238368, 2950 New Market Street, #210, Bellingham, WA 98226, to be used for the benefit of Dementia Support Northwest, in such a manner as the Board of Directors may direct.

If you are considering a bequest but would like that it be used for a specific purpose, please let us know. We would be happy to work with you and your attorney or financial advisor to help you identify your charitable objectives.

To Learn More Contact:  alz@alzsociety.org

Many thanks to our Supporters all year round!