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

Encourage all staff at all locations I locum at to become Dementia Friends by Gemma Oram

I want to educate people on dementia by jessica freeston

Being a community care worker I work a lot with people with dementia it can be very hardworking but also very rewarding which is why I love my job and am now applying to work in a dementia nursing home as I have very intrigued to know & work more with dementia & I will be wearing my dementia friends badge with pride :) by Caidee Belmont

Encourage my school friends and medical society in school to learn more about dementia and become dementia friends by Claire Williams

My personal action is continuing to support my nan who has been living with dementia for the past 5 years I will also tell as many people as possible about being a dementia freind and how it can benifit somebody living with this horrible disease by Shaun Butcher

For many years I have had a passion for person centred dementia care. I'm a nurse by background but have been a manager of a dementia care home for many years. I'm involved in training my staff in how to care and support someone living with a dementia to try and change the culture of care we sometimes come across. I will actively encourage my staff to become dementia friends. by David McLaughlan

Encourage my church to become more dementia friendly, and to identify someone who could become a Dementia Friends Champion for our church and the wider community. by David Chamberlin

Run two training sessions to include all my work colleagues to become dementia friends and work towards making my place of work a dementia friendly environment by Tina Hill

Volunteer to help with the Memory Walk event by Lucy Boazman




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