For more information, please call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English) or 1-833-674-5003 (Punjabi).
First Link Dementia Helpline
The First Link® Dementia Helpline is a resource for people living with dementia, caregivers, friends, health-care professionals or anyone with questions about dementia or memory loss. Get in touch with the Helpline, available Monday to Friday:
- Punjabi at 1-833-674-5003 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- English at 1-833-674-5003 (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
Now available - virtual support group (for South Asian caregivers)
Open to anyone in B.C. who speaks Punjabi or Hindi and is currently caring for a person living with dementia.
Virtual support groups for caregivers meet monthly for 90 minutes. You have the option to join by video or by phone.
For more information or to register for the South Asian virtual caregiver support group, please call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English) or 1-833-674-5003 (Punjabi).
Recorded dementia education videos in Punjabi
We have a range of recorded dementia education videos in Punjabi that are available anytime:
Getting to know dementia
Preparing for the holidays
More videos will continue to be added.
For brochures in Punjabi, visit our Non-English resources page.
- Dispelling the myths
- Getting a diagnosis
- 10 warning signs
Punjabi service drop-in
*Currently on hold*
Our Punjabi service drop-in is an opportunity to ask questions and gather information on a variety of topics concerning dementia. Meet with an Alzheimer Society of B.C. Support and Education Coordinator to learn about the resources available while sharing common experiences with others. Contact the First Link® Dementia Helpline for more information about this service.