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 mum had a stroke and is in a nursing home and i think she maybe starting with the early stages of dementia im there often talking to other residents and helping any way i can by Veronica Kildunne

I will strive to encourage all my friends and family to become a dementia friend! I will use the knowledge I have gained by becoming a dementia friend to help patients I look after as a nurse. by Amy Linley

Encourage my students to become dementia friends. Recognize that modern technology can be confusing to people with dementia, ATMs and Chip and Pins seem to cause problems and people need time at the till to pay and then pack without being flustered by people trying to rush. by Martin Harrison

I am going to attend a meeting about setting up a new local "Dementia cafe" by Julia Wedlock

Encourage younger people area to become dementia friends by Lianne Beresford

I work as an Ambulance Care Assistant and transport patients living with dementia on a daily basis. I think it is important for us all to learn more about dementia. by Dennis Richards

Encourage my friend to be a dementia friend by sandra thomas

I work in a substance misuse center and will encourage my colleagues to become Dementia Friends. I will work towards the unit becoming more Dementia friendly. by Ken Smith

I now run two activity based sessions for people with Dementia or memory problems, and their carers , at my local library. by Odette Millar

I will ensure that I spend time with the member of our community choir who lives with dementia, each week, during our rehearsals. I will ensure that all members are aware and give her support whenever and whenever required. by James Meager

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