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

In my role as a nurse, I will continue helping my patients live as well with dementia as possible. by Rebecca Cleasby

I am an activities manager at a brand new care home in Bournemouth. I have ten years experience with people with dementia. Activities are always a challenge, other than doing what I already do. I would love to hold a dementia talk once a month with our resident's families and friends. At the moment I don't feel confident on hosting a talk as I need to learn more. I'd be grateful for any guidance from you. Thank you. by Susan Goktas

I enrolled to become a champion with the aim to make 100 dementia friends. I smashed my goal today!!!!! by David Thomas

I will encourage my two sisters and their sons and daughters to become dementia friends and also my work colleagues. by Caroline Starkey

Spread the word at work by Peter Conochie

Help support my Nan who is living with us, and has Dementia. by Stacey Corfe

Work in tesco pharmacy to support any customers with dementia and answer questions with knowledge and understanding by Aidan Hinson

I'll spread the word amongst members of my adult community choir in Suffolk, Pop Chorus, and encourage them to become Dementia Friends. by Yula Andrews

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