Information for Health Care Professionals

The Alzheimer Society supports the ongoing learning and education of health-care professionals who are dedicated to helping people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Below you’ll find some online training resources.

First Link® Program Referrals 

The Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County offers First Link®, a program that gives patients with dementia and their caregivers and family a direct connection to information and services in their community.

Dementia and disasters e-learning program

This online resource, hosted by the Canadian Dementia Research and Knowledge Exchange, shows health-care professionals how to protect older people in emergencies and disasters. Learn more.

Educational resources

The Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange (AKE) 

Ontario based, this website facilitates the exchange of information, innovation and expertise among caregivers, educators, researchers and policy makers.

The Foundation for Medical Practice Education 

A Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the development, production, and evaluation of educational programs for community-based family medicine and general practitioners.


Free Driving and Dementia e-Learning Module 

This e-learning module gives physicians resources to help them navigate the process of assessing fitness-to-drive, disclosure, reporting and other issues related to driving and dementia.
Dr. Frank Molnar, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Ottawa, CIHR CanDRIVE Team Member, presents the module in partnership with the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange and the Canadian Geriatrics Society.


An effective tool to determine whether someone with a medical condition is able to drive safely.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017