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

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

For now, my duty would be to encourage my friends and my siblings, and those close to me to become dementia friends. Educate them on the reality of the disease and how it can affect people in different ways. People aren't aware of how common dementia can be and are confused and shocked when it happens to someone close to them or to themselves. So I am now able to tackle this issue better than I was before and also possibly help others who find themselves up against this silent struggle. by Tahmid Hussain

Make the bowls club dementia friendly for all our members and visitors by Kim Buggins

i will try to have a more positive attitude and definetly share the word and be more of a Dementia Friend towards everyone around me. by Ana Pinto

Encourage my students (I teach pharmacy) to become a Dementia friend, and increase awareness. by Chi Huynh

I wear my badge every day and encourage my friends to wear theirs too by Jasmine Bonam

Too help and support people in my community with dementia and use my skills in my future job. by Sophie Gardner

Continue our work in care home providing exercise and tennis sessions for the residents by Jon Wildman




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