Alzheimer Resource Centre - Alzheimer Society of BC

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and the cure.

We provide caring and supportive assistance that recognizes and responds to the need for information, comfort and hope for the people we serve. We consider those individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their families and caregivers to be our first responsibility and our primary focus.

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 HelplineFirst 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 CentresRegional 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 educationDementia 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 groupsSupport 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.
  • Minds in Motion_imageMinds 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.
  • Woman on the 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 toolsBrochures and tools Find brochures and fact sheets in English and other languages, as well as Tyze – an online tool to support families.
  • Old man with his daughters. Tools for health-care providers Tools available for health-care providers, including training, brochures and First Link® formal referral forms.

Please call our local office (Abbotsford)

for more information on any of our services


Address / Contact Info

Alzheimer Resource Centre
214 - 2825 Clearbrook Road Abbotsford, BCV2T 6S3
Contact name: Cyndi McLeod, Support and Education Coordinator, First Link

Phone Numbers

Phone : (604) 859-3889
Fax : (604) 859-8341

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This program was last updated on 03 May 2017.