First Link®


If you or your family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, First Link® is for you.

Mother and daughter using a tablet together.

How to Make a First Link® Referral:

  • Either call 1-800-265-9013 or 519-376-7230 to speak to the First Link® Coordinator who will complete the referral form by phone, or
  • Download and fill out the referral form, then fax the completed form to 519-376-2428.


About First Link®

First Link® will help you to:

  • Get connected early and support you throughout your journey
  • Learn about every step of the journey; from diagnosis to day-to-day living
  • Connect to Alzheimer Society programs, and other community and health care services

Anyone can make a referral to First Link®; the individual diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their families.  You do not need a referral from a physician or other health care professional to access the community of support available.

Our First Link® Team

Let our team of dementia care experts make the journey of caring for someone with dementia a little easier.

Cindy Zettler, BASc, Team Leader and First Link Support Counsellor

Nicole Lougheed BHSW, RSW, First Link Support Counsellor

Trish Nolan RPN, First Link Support Counsellor


Brett Stewart, HBSW, RSW,  First Link Support Counsellor

Jennifer Coffey, B.A. Psych/Gerontology (Hons), First Support Counsellor

Kirsten Camartin, MSW RSW DTATI,  First Link Support Counsellor

Tamara Peters, B.A. B.S.W. M.A., First Link Support Counsellor


Programs and services

The Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce can help you by providing information, resources, education, support and counselling.

Learn more
National dementia ambassador Tanis Rummery.