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

I am a nursing student and I see dementia daily so I would like to encourage more of the general public to get informed about dementia and get some of my nursing friends to become dementia friends. by Elizabeth Wooler

Encourage family and friends to become a dementia friend. by Nicola James

I am a Post Office worker and serve customers with dementia every week. I will tell other staff members about Dementia Friends😊 by Lyn Collenette

Use my greyhound as he is a pet therapy dog and take him to visit people with dementia by Angie Hynds

Encourage the understanding of dementia at my pharmacy by MARY WEBSTER

I am a home carer so I work with dementia daily and I'm also a member of St John Ambulance so looking in to doing talks on dementia and becoming dementia friends by Stephen Gillett

Encourage people I live and work with to become a dementia friend by Gemma Sykes

Encourage all of my team members at Costa coffee to sign up so that our customers feel more welcome by Lauren mae Russell

Will let the staff of the company know and possibly attend seesions. by Bien Causapin

My grandad has dementia so I'm going to try and get him more active!! I work at Boots so I'm also going to encourage my colleagues to do this and become more aware of dementia and its friends! by Chelsea Pinner




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