Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight Meet Tom Oliver Volunteer Coordinator Find Me safe Network Project Lifesaver Let’s get to know Tom & Project Lifesaver: What do you do here at Dementia Support Northwest? “I manage Project Lifesaver, and anything else that is needed really.” How did you get involved with DSNW? “In 2007 the Sheriff’s Department was asking […]

Staff Spotlight

Meet Jan Higman:                   Executive Director Dementia Support Northwest                 Formerly known as the Alzheimer Society of Washington         How long have you worked here?  “A little over 2 years.” What made you want to work here?  “That story […]

HEAD Talk: Understanding the Genetics of Alzheimer’s disease

Tuesday, january 22, 2019 at 5:00pm St Luke’s Community Health Education Center Bellingham, WA Alzheimer’s disease is believed to be influenced by lifestyle habits, other medical conditions, and genetics. Dr. Ryan Fortna and Dr. Marci Hardy will be discussing the role that genetics plays in your brain health and Alzheimer’s disease risk, including a discussion […]

Alzheimers Funding

Urge Congress to Support Proposed Alzheimer’s Funding Increases

The 114th Congress has introduced several initiatives to help persons living with dementia and their family caregivers. AFA urges its community to contact their representatives and ask them to support the following: S. Res. 73 – Introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), chair of the Senate Committee on Aging, this resolution calls for making the […]

Alzheimers Society of Washington

Staying Healthy

People who engage in activities such as reading and playing games throughout their lives may be lowering levels of a protein in their brains that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Although whether the buildup of the protein, beta amyloid, causes Alzheimer’s disease is debatable, it is a hallmark of the condition, […]

Alzheimers Support Group

What are the benefits of joining a support group?

Support groups give you an opportunity to talk. It is helpful to talk to sympathetic people about the frustrations you are experiencing. Early memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and other dementia related diseases create many specific challenges for families in their daily lives. Simply getting to know other people with similar concerns can be quite comforting. To share, be […]

Memory Screening

How can a memory screening help?

If you or someone you care about seems to be having a memory problem, consider a Memory Awareness Screening. Such screenings are important because: They are a first step towards finding out if you have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, or another condition that is causing memory loss. Memory screenings can also let you […]