First Link® for Families


A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia can be frightening. Our First Link® program can help you navigate the road ahead.

About First Link®

Whether you are living with Alzheimer’s disease, another form of dementia, or supporting someone who is, First Link® connects you to health services and information in your community, from the time of diagnosis throughout the progression of the disease.

First Link® is about helping you and your family make informed choices so you can live better with dementia at every stage of the disease.

First Link® is easy to access

When you permit your health care provider to share your information with our First Link® staff, we will contact you directly. You can also give us a call at any time.

You will have access to Alzheimer Society programs and services to help you learn more about dementia, talk about your concerns and to help you live well with the disease. You will also be linked to local health services and resources that best suit your situation.

When you connect with First Link® you can:

  • Receive one-on-one or group support,
  • Be referred to local health professionals and community services,
  • Meet other people in similar circumstances and
  • Get help to plan your future.


You are always connected

The progression of dementia brings with it new challenges. First Link® provides support and connects you to informative workshops and webinars to help you better understand and respond to each phase of the disease with practical tips and strategies.
Ask your physician for a referral to contact the Alzheimer Society directly.

Working for you

First Link® is about bringing together Alzheimer Society staff, physicians and other health professionals to make it easier for you to get the help you need.

More useful links and resources

The introductory video at top of the page:

Report to the Community

First Link for Families

First Link Brochure

First Link Video