Support for South Asian communities

We provide culturally-specific support for South Asian communities across B.C. in Punjabi and English.

An elderly couple with the husband putting his arm around his wife, posing together in front of trees.

For more information, please call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English) or 1-833-674-5003 (Punjabi).

First Link Dementia Helpline

The First Link® Dementia Helpline is a resource for people living with dementia, caregivers, friends, health-care professionals or anyone with questions about dementia or memory loss. Get in touch with the Helpline, available Monday to Friday:

  • Punjabi at 1-833-674-5003 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • English at 1-833-674-5003 (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Now available - virtual support group (for South Asian caregivers)

Open to anyone in B.C. who speaks Punjabi or Hindi and is currently caring for a person living with dementia.

Virtual support groups for caregivers meet monthly for 90 minutes. You have the option to join by video or by phone.

For more information or to register for the South Asian virtual caregiver support group, please call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 (English) or 1-833-674-5003 (Punjabi).

Recorded dementia education videos in Punjabi

We have a range of recorded dementia education videos in Punjabi that are available anytime:

Dementia friends

Getting to know dementia

Preparing for the holidays

More videos will continue to be added.


For brochures in Punjabi, visit our Resources in other languages.

Punjabi service drop-in

*Currently on hold*

Our Punjabi service drop-in is an opportunity to ask questions and gather information on a variety of topics concerning dementia. Meet with an Alzheimer Society of B.C. Support and Education Coordinator to learn about the resources available while sharing common experiences with others. Contact the First Link® Dementia Helpline for more information about this service.

Find support in B.C.

First Link® dementia support connects people living with dementia and their care partners to support services, education and information as early as possible after diagnosis and throughout the progression of the disease.

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Support groups

Dementia can leave those with the disease and their care partners feeling isolated. However, you are not alone. There are other people to share the journey with you. Learn about the Family Caregiver and Early Stage support groups we offer across B.C.

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Learn about dementia from anywhere by participating in one of our live webinars – all you need is a computer, tablet or phone!

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