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 my friends to become a Dementia Friend. by Thahmina Rahman

Encourage more of my colleagues to become dementia friends by Lucretia Colledge

encourage my staff to become dementia friends by Mushtaq Ismail

Encourage my friends and family to become a dementia friend by madia kauser

Encourage my pharmacy team to become dementia friends. by HANIF UMARJI

Be aware in my daily life of people who may be living with dementia. Let my family and friends know I have become a Dementia Friend and encourage them to become one too. by Rosemary Crennell

Publicise the talk amongst the volunteers (300 strong) within the sight loss charity I work for. by Felicity Kirby

As a hairdresser, I speak to a lot of different people every week. I have already printed out a little Dementia Friends sign and stuck it to my mirror at work so when anyone asks what that's all about I can talk to them about Dementia. My grandmother also has mixed Dementia and I go to care for her every Wednesday and the Dementia Friends Information session has equipped me with a few new ways to approach my nans behaviour. by Anthony Slattery-Moore

We are planning a Dementia Awareness month as part of our Healthy Living Zone in th e pharmacy by Paul Middleton

Be more understanding of carers of people with dementia and allow them more time to express their concerns. Ensure 80% of our organisation become dementia friends by Jon Such

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