Make your high street more dementia friendly by creating Dementia Friends in your business or organisation.  Contact us to find out how your business can get involved.

Make life better for people with dementia

Become a Friend

  • Live in England or Wales
  • Be of any age
  • Attend a Dementia Friends' information session close to where you live, lasting about one hour
  • Do something practical to help people living with dementia in your community
  • Post your Dementia Friends action on the Dementia Friends website
Register as a Friend What is a Friend?

Become a Champion

  • Genuinely have the time to run Dementia Friends information sessions and reach around 100 people
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be a good communicator and speak objectively about dementia
  • Enjoy talking to groups of people
  • Have access to the internet and be willing to record the number of Friends you reach by the website
  • Keen to set up information sessions in workplaces and your local community
  • Enthusiastic about Dementia Friends
  • Voluntarily attend a whole day training session 
Register as a Champion What is a Champion?

About Dementia Friends

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia - from helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia.

We want to create a network of a million Dementia Friends across England by 2015.

You can get involved in two ways: become a Dementia Friends Champion or become a Dementia Friend.

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Champions' training

Our training prepares Dementia Friends Champions to help people understand what it's like to live with dementia and the actions they can take in their communities. Search for your nearest training.

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Friends' information sessions

Friends' information sessions are run by Dementia Friends Champions to help you understand what it's like to live with dementia and the actions you can take. Search for your nearest information session.

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