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

Try and encourage people to be more patient around people living with dementia. by Judith Boothroyd

Get out the message that there is more to a person than dementia by Roxanne Warrick

I am currently on placement working with Complex Care and Dementia, so I will wear my badge on my lanyard and be more understanding towards dementia and how it presents. I will also tell poeple about the dementia friends initiative. by Abigail Phillips

take what i hav e learnt back to my church who want to become a dementia friendly church. Asked for better signage to be put in place in toilets in church by Gill Atkin

To raise awareness and create as many dementia friends as I can! To continue to fund raise and hold events at my workplace to raise this awareness. by Heather Grayson

To raise awareness and understanding of people living with dementia within Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. by Charlotte Nicholas

set up with my staff team to become dementia friends, linked in with other dementia friends from Leeds and Bradford. by Sarah Moore

I am the dementia nurse champion for the hospital I work for. I am holding a cupcake day on the 13th June to raise awareness and to raise money for this great cause. by katie socratous




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