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

Try to encourage everyone I know to become a dementia friend by Charlene Pendlebury

I would like to support the community with awareness of dementia and supporting those with the disease. by Kathy Maclean

I work on a challenging behavior dementia unit and am the dementia champion of our care home. I tell people everyday about the struggles our residents face. by elaine huggins

Encourage local cafes and restaurants to provide Dementia training for staff. by Donna Greenan

Visit my daughters father in law who has altzheimers/dementia by Jan Clarke

Encourage everybody I know to become a dementia friend ☺️☺️ by Liberty Woodings

My wife is living away from family home in a Dementia Nursing Home where she is well looked after by qualified carers. I visit her every day and spend as much time with her as possible to help and support her and be-friend some of the other residents. by Nasim Ahmad

Encourage everyone I know to understand and become a dementia friend.. by Samantha Helliwell

Deliver learning sessions across work colleague to raise awareness by Elizabeth Willmott

Encourage family to become dementia friends by Tracy Ward

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