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



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As someone who already works in care for the elderly and for people who have dementia I feel as if more time is needed to build a bond and trustful friendships. I would love For someone to know I am there for them and they have a friend! Even if that meant for me making self adjustment to meet their needs of support, rather then them feeling alone or feeling as if they are a burden! Just because someone may forget who you are or forget what they want to do doesn’t mean they have forgotten who they are!!! I want to keep their best memories alive !!! by Mercedes Hobbs

Help Dementia patients and their families live a happy and fun life. Giving them something to look forward to and making them understand it's not the end of the world.. It's about bringing joy back into their lives that's my accomplishment. by Chico Vemmer

Train to become a Friends Champion. by Lisa Green

encourage my work colleagues to become dementia friend by maggie hampson

Encourage my work colleagues to become dementia friends by Shaun Burdett

encourage more people to become Dementia friends by Kevin Howard

Pass this website on to my staff. by Graham Rose

I work with people living with dementia, and knowledge is power, the more people that understand about dementia, the better, spread the word, spread the love! :) by Vicci MacGregor

Hi My mam has been living with dementia for a number of yrs now she also now is blind my father and i do everything we can to care for her and she is still able to live at home with him. Through my business hms Durham i do a lot of decorating work in care homes we're we work around people with dementia doing memory rooms etc we have also worked in peoples home whom have dementia we'll always go the extra mile to help anyone in ill health by for example moving furniture curtains and putting it all back when job done even walking the dog to going to the shop we're only to happy to help . by Charles Wright

Encourage the other carers in my team to become dementia friends and raise awareness by Annabel Radbourne




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