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:

Become a Dementia Friend

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'm going to arrange Livestream Dementia Friends Sessions for colleagues working from Home as Virtual Coffee mornings. by Lynne Livsey

We are launching a tea shop and community hub on Anglesey, slightly delayed with covid, however, we will still be working on a socially distanced version for the summer of 2020 for local people and visitors to the island alike. by Clare Metcalfe

i will promote dementia friends within potton addult support services as part of our induction process and encourage all employees to become active dementia friends and promote the good practice and understanding. by Michelle kerrison

encourage my partner to become a dementia friend by Nadeem Nasrullah

Create a more dementia friendly work place through educating my colleagues, improving our facilities, engaging with local dementia groups and providing specific activities for people living with dementia. by Liz Mitchell

Do more WITH people living with dementia, rather than doing more FOR people living with dementia. This will help to reinforce positive emotional memories for them after they've forgotten the event that made them feel that way. by Sarah Granger

My grandmother is living with dementia and I am helping her through evocative memories and mindful talks. Moreover, I am also helping my family to better understand what dementia is by Francesca Dell'Oro

Raise awareness at my workplace by taking part in Dementia Action Week and encourage colleagues to become Dementia Friends. by Fleur Stubbs

Encourage my staff team to become dementia friends by Bethany Elleker




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