Our Services

Mobile Office 

DSNW is adapting and overcoming the current challenges caused by COVID by making the decision to depart from a brick and mortar model for the time being beginning this October. Making the change to operate remotely will allow us to direct our funding towards services that can be accessed now, rather than an unusable office and it’s expenses. We will continue to maintain and grow our already existing services and programs while working towards addressing new needs that must be met amidst these unprecedented times. Once it is safe to do so, we will once again look to our community partners to hold our groups. 

Our organization has been gifted a bus from Birchview Memory Care, DSNW will be converting this bus into a mobile office so we can be more accessible to those needing our support and services. By parking the bus at places like grocery stores, health care facilities, rural locations, anywhere really, we are confident we will reach more that need us. 

This bus will serve as a mobile service center for folks to recieve support, education and resources.  

Groups for those with
a Diagnosis

We provide ongoing support groups and educational classes, such as Staying Connected, which provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for individuals diagnosed with a dementia related diseases. Support groups for care partners are also held monthly.

Caregiver Support Group

Currently Offered Virtually Via Zoom

DSNW Caregiver Support Group (Caregiver only) Thursdays 1-3 pm
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 4953 4486

This support group will provide you, as the caregiver or loved one, the opportunity to talk to other individuals who are facing some of the same problems that you are. It is helpful to talk to sympathetic people about the frustrations you are experiencing.

Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss create many specific problems for families in their daily lives. Simply getting to know other people with similar concerns is a comfort to many.

Memory Screenings

Get Checked!

Memory screenings make sense for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; or who believe they are at risk due to a family history of Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness. Screenings also are appropriate for anyone who does not have a concern right now, but who wants to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons. These questions might help you decide if you should be screened. If you answer “yes” to any of them, you might benefit from a memory screening.

Project Lifesaver

Find Me Safe Network

DSNW is a part of the Find Me Safe Network, which is a radio transmitter safety bracelet program, also known in some areas as Project Lifesaver. We work closely with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department and Search and Rescue to facilitate this program.

Art Access Classes

In partnership with the Allied Arts of Whatcom County with support from Chuckanut Health Foundation.

Join us twice a month (Mondays 1-2pm via Zoom) for a virtual art class led by a Dementia 101 Trained teaching Artist! Materials will be provided to you. Contact us directly for more information at joannc@dementiasupportnw.org

Dementia 101 Training

Education and Training for anyone seeking knowledge on dementia. 

We Proudly Offer:

  • General Dementia 101 Training
  • Customized training to fit your needs (content, duration, number of participants)

Fee may be applicable, contact our office for more information.

Educational Conferences

We offer conferences and workshops intended for care partners and those who serve people affected by dementia related diseases. Continuing education credits are available for healthcare professionals.

Taking Care Of You

The role of a care partner is filled with challenges. It is important to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others.