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 Information 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

Promoting the leaflets given at my place of work. Proved popular. by Jean Monkman

I work in a care home where the majority of residents have dementia, I will encourage other co- workers and resident's families to join Dementia Friends. by Jayne Naphtali

To deliver sessions in local schools and colleges promoting awareness and encouraging students to become a Dementia Friend helping to create dementia friendly communities. by GILL GRATTAN

Carry on running as many Dementia Friends sessions as I can, in work and outside of work by Samantha Marshall

Encourage friends and acquaintances to become Dementia Friends by Gaynor Morton

Plan and hold as many Dementia Friends Information Sessions for individuals, schools, businesses and community groups within my own community by Grant Osborne

Encourage staff and volunteers at Head of Steam, Darlington Railway Museum to become Dementia Friends. by Christopher Wellings

To inform more people at my workplace in a residential home and to share it on FCebook. by Faye Daniels

Encourage my work colleagues, friends and family members to become dementia friends. by Sean Boland

Volunteer at Dementia cafes with the Alzheimer's Society by Lauren Di Pietro




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