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
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Nicole Lougheed BHSW, RSW, First Link Support Counsellor
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Trish Nolan RPN, First Link Support Counsellor
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Brett Stewart, HBSW, RSW,  First Link Support Counsellor
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Jennifer Coffey, B.A. Psych/Gerontology (Hons), First Support Counsellor
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Kirsten Camartin, MSW RSW DTATI,  First Link Support Counsellor
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Tamara Peters, B.A. B.S.W. M.A., First Link Support Counsellor
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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.