Become a Dementia Friend

Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. It’s really easy to do:

Become a Dementia Friend

Volunteer as a Champion

Dementia Friends Champions are trained volunteers who encourage others to learn a little bit about dementia. Champions run Information Sessions in their community and inspire others to help those living with dementia live well.

Register as a Champion

Get your organisation involved

Register your organisation and we'll get in touch to talk through what support and resource are available, how you can create Dementia Friends and what other actions you can take to help people affected by dementia.

Register your organisation

About Dementia Friends

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

About the initiative



Latest actions

I am a dementia friend, in my new job role as an activities coordinator, I’m keep to educate family and friends of residents and would like to encourage as many as possible to become a dementia friend. by Kay Scott

I've posted on social media https://www.linkedin.com/posts/nickiclegg_dementiafriend-livingwellwithdementia-activity-6890939068478537728-4uLd And I am joining a local support group. by Nicki Clegg

We are commited to making our care home more dementia friendly. We are especially looking forward to making our outdoor spaces more dementia friendly. by Gregory McVeigh

Encourage as many people to become Dementia friends. My friend has recently set up a VR arcade and is looking into VR for people living with Dementia and their families. There just isn’t enough awareness in the town we live in. by Rachael Cleave

I have heard about a gentleman who is living with dementia and apparently he used really enjoy playing chess, so I contacted his wife and I have visited him and played a couple of games and will continue. by keith povah

Show kindness, decide to give people with dementia a hand when struggling while making their shoppings, eg waiting in a queue and looking confused by Camelia Iegher

Become a Dementia Champion by Stephanie Wood

I will ensure Good Oaks Home Care continues to promote Dementia Friends to all new team members and encourage them to become a Friend. by Lorraine Hunt

Run Dementia awareness campaign in my pharmacy. Hand out written material Hand out Dementia information prescription bags by Shahzad Akram




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