Dementia Friends

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:

Attend an Info Session

Watch our online video

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

If you register your organisation with Dementia Friends, you will get access to resources and information aimed at helping members of your organisation understand dementia and how it may affect a person.

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

Deliver Dementia Friends sessions to my friends and family by Hilary Shepherd

As a member of cabin crew being able to understand how I can make a difference to my passenger suffering from dementia by Andi Claydon

Encouraged work colleagues to join me on this years Memory walk by Andy Crosby

I am proposing to my manager about a full roll out within our workplace and encouraging all colleagues to become Dementia Friends by Melanie Gizzi

I will arrange for a talk to be given by a Dementia Friend at our 3 office branches and encourage colleagues to be dementia friends. I will also be more mindful with clients to ensure our office environment is as accommodating as possible. by Jemma Gisbourne

I wear my badge every day to work and I speak to people who I see, either relatives or potential customers about the dementia friends initiative. I have also told visitors to the home and colleagues about the initiative. My aim is to continue to spread the word and get people interested in learning more. by Kirsty Owen

Now a Dementia Friends Champion committed to delivering sessions. Continue to support people I know personally living with dementia. by Natalie Rees

To be a dementia champion and help Southampton become a dementia friendly city by Rebecca Moores

Be a dedicated healthcare assistant and encourage others (collegues, patients and relatives) to be patient with patients who have dementia. by carol wyatt

I work as a Staff nurse at Ysbyty Alltwen and taking the lead role on improving our hospital to become dementia friendly and supportive environment. by Emma Jane Owen




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