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

Dementia has always been close to my heart. My Nan was diagnosed with Dementia many years ago. Since then I have worked with people with dementia in the community, in a residential home and have since qualified as a nurse. I plan to use my knowledge to inform others and help many more people living well with dementia in the near future. by Nicole Paget

show more empathy for my patients living with dementia. by Ruth Ayeni

Am doing the dementia walk on 20th March by Heather wrigley

Help educate more people about early-onset dementia and break the stigma and stereotypes regarding dementia by Tomos Roberts

also to help people living with dementia to feel happier when i meet them. even if it's just for a few minutes by Wendy Constable

Support my mum as much as I can and remember my grandma who had dementia by Kirsty Garwood

Organise a Dementia Friends training session for my Volunteers. by Jilly McKiernan

Ensure the commitments in the Dementia Action Plan that we produced for my organisation are carried out, and that all involved in leadership and governance have watched the Dementia Friends video. by Lee Batson

Onboard as many Dementia Friends as possible to spread awareness! by Bronte Heath

Find innovative solutions to help people with dementia by Vinoth Umapathy




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