We can help

First Link® dementia support connects people with dementia and their care partners to support services, education and information at any stage of the journey. If you are living with dementia, connecting to First Link means you’ll receive the support you need when you need it – through bulletins, support groups, education and one-on-one phone calls. First Link is about an ongoing connection.

Below, learn about how you can connect to First Link® dementia support. To find dementia education and support services in your area, see the First Link® bulletin.

  • First Link Dementia Helpline
    First Link® Dementia Helpline
    If you are living with dementia or have questions about the disease, call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033.
  • Doctor with someone receiving the diagnosis.
    First Link® formal referrals
    When you receive a diagnosis, your health-care provider can put First Link® dementia support in touch with you, to help you plan for the changes.
  • Regional Resource Centres
    Regional Resource Centres
    Visit the Resource Centre in your area to receive information, education and support from Alzheimer Society of B.C. staff and volunteers.
  • Dementia education
    Dementia education
    Offered in communities around B.C., our education workshops give people the knowledge and skills to live well with the challenges of dementia.
  • Support groups
    Support groups
    You’re not alone; our family caregiver and early stage support groups are a place to learn about the disease and meet others on the dementia journey.
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    Minds in Motion®
    Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program open to people in the early stages of dementia and their care partners, where they can participate in light exercise, fun activities and social time.
  • Dame sur la telephone.
    Tele-workshops
    Learn from home. Participate in our free one-hour tele-workshops – available over the phone and online – or review a recording of past presentations.
  • Brochures and tools
    Brochures and tools
    Find brochures and fact sheets in English and other languages, as well as Tyze – an online tool to support families.