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.
Daniel Gray: Executive Director
Leslie Jackson, RN: Educational Coordinator
Betsy Freeman: Program Assistant Volunteer
Board Members 2021
Founder of ASW/DSNW | Board Chair
Barry Meyers, Vice Chair
Elder Law, Retired
Mary Ellen O’Keefe, Secretary
RN P – Psychiatric Specialty MEOK, Retired
Carolyn Lenington, Interim Treasurer
Guardianship Services, Retired
Adult Day Health RN, Retired
Grocery Business, Retired
Broadcast Industry, Retired
Edward Jones, Financial Advisor
Banker, Retired | Non Profit Consultant