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

set up with my staff team to become dementia friends, linked in with other dementia friends from Leeds and Bradford. by Sarah Moore

I am the dementia nurse champion for the hospital I work for. I am holding a cupcake day on the 13th June to raise awareness and to raise money for this great cause. by katie socratous

To deliver dementia friends sessions to the wider pharmacy within local area in Cardiff as part of an all Wales initiative for pharmacy family to become 100% dementia friendly by end December 2019 by Susan Edwards

Spreading the word through my place of work and encouraging more people to sign up and become aware of what being a dementia friend means. by Kim Hepworth

Talk to my friends at work to bring awareness by Julie Hughes

Skydive on 25 May to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society by Tracey Freeman

Support anyone in need by Raj Sharma

My wife Barbara & I, representing Seniors Helping Seniors - Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & West Malling, have completed the Run, Walk, Push SADFC in Sevenoaks last weekend supporting the Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community Forum support local people who are living with dementia. by Keith Reddy

Having done my first public session today for Dementia Friends I'm keen to keep the momentum going and spread the word. by Lucy Rix

I have emailed my neighbour who runs our neighbourhood watch and asked if he will send an email to my street suggesting that my road can contact me if they would like to become a Dementia Friend #community #caring by Anna Chart

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