Turn the Salt Blue is a way to support people with dementia and raise awareness of the services offered by the Alzheimer’s Society
The Alzheimer’s Society has launched a campaign to ‘turn the salt blue’.
FirstLink is a program designed to “provide approved services and information to people and caregivers living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.”
As part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the local Alzheimer’s Society is asking the community to “light up” in blue and white as a way to support others in the community with dementia and raise awareness for the services offered. has been
Following is a release from the Alzheimer’s Society at First Link:
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer’s Society of Salt Ste. The District of Mary and Algoma is launching a campaign to remind people that the organization is the first link to support, knowledge, and community.
Diagnosing dementia is not easy. Building an instant connection with a community of support can make a big difference by removing the uncertainty and the unknown. The Alzheimer’s Society is the first place to turn and the first link is a connection of support, care, knowledge, expertise and referrals.
First Link is an Alzheimer’s Society program that provides approved services and information to people living with and caring for Alzheimer’s or other dementias. This includes the areas of risk reduction, education, living well with disease, community, research and advocacy.
First Link® aims to ensure that users of the Services have the right support and information from the time of initial diagnosis and throughout the course of disease progression. By joining FirstLink, the user will have access to all the services available in his/her local area. Various programs and services are available, such as counseling support and a better understanding of different health care options.
Call the local Alzheimer’s Society at 705-942-2195 to gain access to services and programs. Throughout January and the rest of the year, visit the URL alzheimer.ca/FirstLink for more information
Let’s turn on Salt Blue!
To help us celebrate Alzheimer’s Awareness Month we ask the community to support local people with dementia and raise awareness of the services provided by the local Alzheimer’s Society in blue, or blue and white “Light Up” are told to do. Visit our Facebook page to see who’s already done “Turn the Salt Blue”!