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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What First Link® provides

  • 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 Ontario Health 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 the First Link® Referral Form and fax to (705) 360-4492 or send via mail to .

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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.

To register for the First Link® Learning Series, contact our First Link® Coordinator at

Programs and services

The Alzheimer Society of Timmins-Porcupine District provides a variety of programs and services to the Cochrane and Temiskaming districts. We provide services in English and in French.

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Find support in Timmins-Porcupine District

There are many ways to get the support you need, whether you are a person living with dementia, a caregiver or a family member. A support group can give you a place to talk with others who understand the disease and know just what you’re going through.

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