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

Feel inspired to make more Dementia Friends going to look into becoming a Dementia Friends Champion. by Lizzie Talbot

Actively promote the DF initiative through my work with different organisations. by Robin Foreman-Quercus

Deliver dementia friends sessions, and consider my wording when talking about dementia. by Ruth Hardern

I became a Dementia Friends Champion so that i could pass on the skills and information i have learnt to others in my community. by Matthew McCartney

Arrange a Dementia Friends afternoon tea session (next 6 months) - with communication of Dementia Friends and proceeds raised going to Dementia Friends. by James Malone

I will encourage colleagues to become Dementia Friends by David Addison

I attended a dementia friends meeting yesterday and after doing so decided that i would like my business to become demèntia friendly too by Emma Nedahl

We deliver dance sessions for those living with Dementia and friends and carers. Dance has been shown to be very beneficial for those living with Dementia: to manage or potentially slow the progression of physical symptoms and to help other associated symptoms such as mental health and memory loss. by Gemma Wright

To talk to out local college and university about the Dementia Friends Initiative and encourage students to become dementia friends (as at present, this is undertaken but for staff). by Carolina Newman-Beckinsale

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