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

I promised to kickstart Dementia Friends sessions in my local area for schools and colleges alike. I have already started these sessions. by Lisa McLaughlin

To provide Dementia Friend Information Sessions through the service I work for on a regular basis. by Lauren Dowie

I am a painter and decorator, and I would like to make a difference by getting invovel in improving the surrounding for people living with dementia. by Joe Russell

Deliver sessions to my organisation by Lynn Piper

I became a Dementia Friend because I was interested in supporting individuals living with dementia.I went on to become a Dementia Friend Champion and I now run my own information sessions within my work place and have opportunities to speak to groups through Alzheimers Society. by Vivienne Trott

I already volunteer every week for a support group in my home town which helps people with dementia and their carers. by Joanne Mountjoy-Dixon

Visit someone with dementia in their favorite place by James Atherton

Be a campaigner for greater understanding of Dementia and what it means. by Christopher Riley

my aim is to become a dementia champion by nicholas pridden

To Help Family, In Particular Mum, Understand Dad's Dementia & Realise We Can All Live Well With Positivity & Understanding by Adele Bradley




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