$8 Million For Alzheimer Society Support Program

Posted on Sunday, December 3, 2017 11:37 AM

Some added support for newly-diagnosed patients with dementia. 

The province is providing the Alzheimer Society of Ontario with over $8 million over the next three years to expand its First Link program. 

Seniors Affairs Minister Dipika Damerla says every person diagnosed with dementia will have immediate access to a so-called navigator. 

"The navigator will help people with dementia and their families connect with the services they need, and provide support and hope in those early, difficult days after diagnosis," Damerla explains. 

That includes local supports and programs, such as health professionals, information about day-to-day living, and care and counselling. 

To allow for the expansion, 46 new care coordinators will be hired across the province. (FIle Photo)