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 everyone in my workplace to become a friend and understand and help people when they come shopping in our stores. by Patrick Wragg

I will tell at least 10 people a day to read about dementia and become a dementia friend by Tabitha Collins

As a Champion - to carry out Dementia Friends Information Sessions for family, friends and colleagues. To continue (when I can) to visit my relatives that have Dementia and Alzheimer's. To be patient and understanding towards all people (including carers/family/friends) who 'live' with Dementia. by Claire Varndell

Encourage local friends to become more dementia aware. My mother has dementia, she lives 2 hours away from me, my father is her main carer. I hope to encourage friends in her locality to become Dementia Friends. The aim is for me to do somrthing locally, with the hope that someone will do something similar in my mother's area. by Jennifer Sutton

Complete the Memory walk and sign up to be a Dementia Champion by Olivia Lee

Starting a memory café every Monday 10-12.30 for people living with dementia and their carers. 3 St Nicholas Street, Dereham, NR19 2BS, Salvation Army by Loes Palmer

To train as a dementia friends champion so I can facilitate dementia friends information sessions with people in my community and at my place of work by Charlotte Nutting

Deliver Dementia Friends sessions to my friends and family by Hilary Shepherd

As a member of cabin crew being able to understand how I can make a difference to my passenger suffering from dementia by Andi Claydon

Encouraged work colleagues to join me on this years Memory walk by Andy Crosby




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