About Dementia Support NW
Who We Are
Each year we provide hundreds of hours of education and support in Whatcom and Skagit County as follows: Support Groups for adults caring for those affected by dementia, Staying Connected Memory Support Groups for adults newly diagnosed or experiencing minimal memory loss; Adult Children Support Groups for those adults caring for a parent affected by dementia; and the Find Me Safe Network (a partnering with the Whatcom County Sheriff) providing electronic technology to locate those who wander.
As one spouse said at a Support Group:
We rely on private donations to fulfill our mission. Please donate today to help us build a legacy of education, resources, and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Let them understand that they are not alone in one of the most challenging of life’s journeys.
“Our purpose is to support people with dementia and their caregivers, families and friends, through education and working with community partners to expand resources.”
We are a compassionate, responsive, and accepting organization committed to honesty, integrity, and professionalism in all we do for all.
Joann Clemo: Executive Director
Leslie Jackson, RN: Educational Coordinator
Betsy Freeman: Program Assistant Volunteer
Board Members 2020
Founder of ASW/DSNW
George Ratayczak, Chair
Beverly Brownrigg, Vice Chair
Grocery Business, Retired
Amy Charlot, Secretary
Northwest Regional Council
Carolyn Lenington, Treasurer
Guardianship Services, Retired
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
RN, Director of Nursing, Cordata Court
Adult Day Health RN, Retired
Executive Team/Strategic Planning Committee
Barry M. Meyers, CELA
Elder Law Offices of Barry M. Meyers, P.S.