First Link®

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First Link allows health care professionals and community agencies to refer their patients and/or clients to receive additional support.

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If you are a healthcare professional looking for more information please contact: Ripley McIntosh, First Link Coordinator

For healthcare professionals, submit a First Link referral and send to:

About First Link

First Link is a referral program to allow Health Care Professionals and Community Agencies to refer their patients and/or clients to receive additional support.

Mission Statement

Working with individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia to a community of learning, services and support.

Goals and Objectives

  • First Link is a referral program that will link individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia to a community of learning, services and support.
  • First Link will provide access for individuals with dementia and their caregivers to comprehensive and coordinated services by identifying and reaching out to them as early as possible in the disease process.
  • First Link aims to accomplish this goal by enhancing partnerships and linkages between the diagnosing primary care physician and other primary care providers, diagnostic and treatment services, community service providers, and the Alzheimer Society Peel.

The Benefits to First Link

  • Increased effective and efficient utilization of community resources
  • Stronger links between diagnosing physicians/health care professionals, Alzheimer Society and community service providers
  • Overall increase in public awareness helping to reduce stigma
  • Education for care providers and/or those diagnosed
  • Support groups and counselling sessions

Contact information

Alzheimer Society Peel First Link Referral Form

For Adobe users, there is also a digital email option:

Verbal First Link Referrals are now being offered. For more information please contact First Link Coordinator, Ripley McIntosh, at 289-632-2273 ext 314.

For healthcare professionals looking for more information please contact:

  • Ripley McIntosh, First Link Coordinator 289-632-2273 ext. 314 or [email protected]
  • If you are a healthcare professional looking to submit a First Link referral, please email to [email protected] or fax to 905-507-1991