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

I've run my first Dementia Friends session at my sister's pub, The Banningham Crown, Norfolk, and made 4 new dementia friends including my sister. by Gill Wells

To continue to study and learn more about Dementia, to enable me to have a greater understanding and do more in my work role within Care of the elderly. by Michelle Starkey

My neighbour is a person living with Dementia. I am going to do everything I can to be supportive of him and his family. by Laura Tanner

Continue to promote and deliver Dementia Information Sessions to groups in the community. by Uzma Firdos

Create 100 dementia friends, and promote the key messages of the dementia friends initiative in the day-to-day conversations I have with people about dementia. by Amy Drahota

Provide information session and invite all staff at my office to be dementia friends. by Keith Baldock-Grimes

Contact my University lecturers to organise a talk on dementia for my entire course by Sophie Burn

Register to be a dementia champion by Christine Burnside

Be more understanding and patient with people who may be living with Dementia by Kevin Riding

I will raise awareness of my friends, family and colleagues of how little actions can make a big difference to people living with Dementia by Carol Wilkinson




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