First Link® is an early intervention service designed to connect individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease or another dementia with services and support as soon as possible after diagnosis. Formal referral from physicians and health professionals allows for proactive contact with individuals and families from the Society to help the family better cope with their situation.
Whether you are living with Alzheimer’s disease, another form of dementia, or supporting someone who is, our First Link® program connects you and your family to your local Alzheimer Society programs and other community services.
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. Connecting with First Link means you can:
- receive one-on-one or group support
- be referred to local healthcare providers and community services
- meet other people in similar circumstances and exchange experiences
- get the help you need to plan your future
How to access First Link
When you give permission to your health care provider to share your information with our First Link staff, we will contact you directly. You can also call for more information:
- Toll-free: 1-800-664-8411
You will be linked to local health services and resources that best suit your situation.
You will have access to Alzheimer Society programs and services to help you learn about dementia, talk about your concerns and learn to live well with the disease.