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

My grandad is living with Dementia so i aim to use the information from the session to improve the way he lives, for example using visual cues for where items are in the house or what is in each room i.e. a bathroom sign with a toilet on it or a picture of a cup to show which cupboard the cups to make tea are in. I also volunteer for an Alzheimer's Support day club so the information about how to better communicate will be extremely useful in that i know now not to ask too many questions which could lead to the individual feeling uncomfortable. I will also wear my badge on my Tesco work uniform so i can discuss being a Dementia Friend with both colleagues and customers in order to promote a more Dementia-friendly environment. by Alexandra Kesby

Encourage colleagues to become Dementia Friends and also educate them about Dementia. by Jennifer Turnbull

my Grandma has severe dementia and it has deteriorated over the last 10 years. I will be able to care for her better and provide advice to family and friends and encourage them to become a Dementia Friend. by nazam iqbal

Use the knowledge in the course of my work as a pharmacist to help my patients. by KOFI SMITH

I WILL be getting my work collegues to become dementia friends by ibrar razaq

If someone is use to a knock on the door I tell my colleagues to keep knocking not ring the bell and encourage others to become dementia friends by Marina Stapleton

Encourage my employees to become dementia friends. by Asif Alrahi

Help deliver Dementia Friends sessions to pharmacy staff across Cumbria. by Lynn McFarlane

Become a Dementia Friends Champion by Simon Klee

AS A DEMENTIA FRIENDS CHAMPION I WILL INTRODUCE 50 NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDS BY THE END OF 2017 by Penny Shaw




Latest on Facebook


Latest on Twitter