First Link®


First Link® is a program that gives persons with dementia, their care partners and family a direct connection to a wide variety of services and supports offered through the Alzheimer Society and within the community.

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First Link® Learning Series

Join us for the First Link® Learning Series! Dates are still being determined, so check back on this page later or call the office.

Sessions are free of charge, but pre-registration is necessary. Contact our First Link Coordinator at [email protected]

First Link® provides the following:

  • Care Coordination: linking patient and family members to community services for non-medical management from the point of diagnosis and throughout the continuum of the disease
  • Organizing and coordinating dementia education training sessions: for family physicians as given by physician experts; for allied health professionals through collaboration with our community partners; for patients and family members through the Alzheimer Society of Timmins-Porcupine District
  • Providing active follow-up and monitoring of patients and their family caregivers to assist in reducing the number of patient crises and overall help to improve their quality of life
  • Maintaining statistics and evaluating patient and family caregiver outcomes.

Referrals are received from primary care providers (or NELHIN Home and Community Care) and First Link® contacts the family. Services may be provided by telephone, at the Primary Care sight, the family home, Chapter offices or other suitable places. Please download a referral form and fax to (705) 360-4492.

First Link Referral Form

Contact our First Link Coordinator

First Link® referrals for caregivers

If you have a family member or friend who is concerned about their memory, has a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or is living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, we are here to help. First Link® can get you connected.

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