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 Information 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

To work with churches and support them in becoming dementia friendly. To work hard on the working group of Dementia friendly Middlesbrough to ensure we achieve and retain DF town status. To continue to work with clubs schools and other organisations to create more Dementia friends so that we can have generations growing up understanding dementia and helping people live well with it. by Lesley Tart

Encourage as many people to attend these sessions as possible by Leon Alden

Working on an acute diabetic ward I am encountering people with dementia daily. I will endeavour to find out more detailed information on dementia and to implement that information into my daily work life. I will also encourage my colleagues to join dementia friends. by Ian Scholes

To be patient with in society and stop to think and support if I see someone who may be struggling with a task. by kim horley

My work involves supporting people with dementia. I chair a Dementia Friendly Communities Forum. I sit on the steering group for the Dementia Action Alliance. I drive for best practice and awareness across Kent. I have designed, encouraged and delivered Dementia awareness seminars involving and working collaboratively with other professionals such as solicitors and financial advisor's, we offer the seminars free of charge and invite people from across the area. I work with carers support services and dementia charities to spread information and choice. , Seminars have been offered to GP's and PPG groups in the area. I presented at the UK Dementia Congress Nov 15 on collaborative working to enhance experience, decimate information and signposting in a way that is accessible and can be anonymous. by Elaine Ferris

Deliver Dementia Friends sessions as a champion by Claire Cooper

I have become a Champion and to date have delivered awareness sessions to 180 people, including over 50% of staff in the office where I work, local solicitors and scout groups. by Ray Canham

Support a friend who cares for his wife who has dementia by David Latcham

Run Dementia Friends Sessions as a Champion by Oseganren Josephine Igho

I promised to kickstart Dementia Friends sessions in my local area for schools and colleges alike. I have already started these sessions. by Lisa McLaughlin

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