About First Link®
Are you affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia? First Link® is your first step to living well with dementia.
Connecting you to information, support and services
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 give permission to 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.
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 live well with 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 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 to help you better understand and respond to each phase of the disease with practical tips and strategies.
Working together for you
First Link is about bringing together Alzheimer Society staff, primary care physicians and other health professionals to make it easier for you to get the help you need.
For more information, find a Resource Centre and First Link Coordinator near you!
Learn more about our First Link Learning Series available throughout different times of the year.