Referral Form | Program Guide

Person with Dementia


First Link® – What is it?

First Link® offers a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems. Facilitated by our Registered Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals, participants are offered an opportunity to share and connect with others embarking on the same journey.

While receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be devastating, it may also bring a sense of relief at finally being able to put a name to the symptoms you have been experiencing. Nevertheless, it can be hard to know what to do first; you likely have a lot of questions. Getting the information and support you need can help you take charge of your condition.

First Steps

A four week learning series for persons with early stage memory loss and their guest.  First Steps helps individuals newly diagnosed with a dementia understand their diagnosis and the changes they experience. This series will also offer participants an opportunity to share and connect with others embarking on a similar journey.For the next upcoming series please contact your local society.

Living Well

A twelve week program for person with early stage memory loss and their guest. This program is comprised of  one hour of physical fitness and one hour of social and brain activities. Currently available in Hamilton, Hagersville, Simcoe and Brantford. For the next upcoming series please contact your local Alzheimer Society.

Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is a community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with early to mid-stage signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners. Currently available in Oakville and Milton. There is $20 fee per person for this 8 week program. For more information on the program click here.

Music for Memory Program

Music has the power to reignite old memories. Within an instant a song can spark an individual to reminiscence on their past experiences. Learn how a person with dementia can get their own ipod with their own personalized playlist.

Creative Expressions

A chance to explore the creative side of life with other people who have early stage Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Please bring a guest. No previous art experience needed.

For more information

Brantford:  519-759-7692
Haldimand Norfolk: 519-428-7771
Hamilton: 905-529-7030
Halton:  289-837-2310