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

Do my EPQ on early onset Alzheimer’s and present in front of a class, giving my own personal experiance as my dad has the disease and answer questions anyone has by Emily Stout

leading dementia friendly health walks by Paul Power

Disseminate amongst staff within our service (Urgent and Out of Hours Care) by Simon Hipkiss

I am a nurse on an acute surgical ward and I plan to implement strategies to make hospital stays for patients living with dementia as easy for them as possible by Laura Lewington

Encourage my family and friends to join by dianne whyte

As a pharmacist, I will be putting an extra focus on patients with dementia. Possibly call them in (together with their carer) for a 'Medicines Use Review' of their regular prescription medicines. The Dementia Awareness session emphasized clear and 'to the point' communication, and to use closed-ended questions which would help dementia patients when answering questions. I will put these skills into practice and try to build a rapport with patients and their carers. I will try to carry out further learning from my experiences whilst being in contact with such patients and find ways to extend health services that suits their needs. by Dania Khan

Encourage the Elderly Asian Women Group that I volunteer for by Virginia Pande

Encourage as many friends I can to become Dementia Friends by Sandra Regan

Take my dad to his GP as he appears to have signs of dementia. Get my partner and sister to become dementia friends by Tracey Phillips

I’m going to tell all of my work colleagues about this and ask them to tell 5 people each and so on and so on :) by Natalie Fahy

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