Alzheimer Society British Columbia

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is dedicated to helping families build the knowledge and skills to live with dementia. Through offices located around the province, such as the North and Central Vancouver Island Resource Centre, the Society provides education and support services for people living with dementia.


The Alzheimer Society's First Link Program works with physicians and health professionals to connect individuals with dementia and their families to support services as soon as possible after diagnosis.


Why refer? Many families have little knowledge about dementia and the changes it brings. Clients who are referred to the Alzheimer Society's First Link program access support services and learn coping strategies 10.5 months sooner than those who have to find the Alzheimer Society on their own (First Link client evaluation 2011)

Address / Contact Info

200 - 1585 Bowen Road Nanaimo, BCV9S 1G4
Contact name: Jane Hope, Tina Biello

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 734-4170
Appointments : (250) 734-4171
Fax : (250) 734-4173


Accessibility features: access friendly
Can I bring my child?: yes

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Nanaimo
Referral protocol: self, physician
Age ranges served: senior 55+
Languages spoken: English

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This program was last updated on 22 Dec 2016.