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 Information 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

Socialise with and visit friend with Dementia and also learn to use less negative and more helpful language in describing Dementia and its effects by Rosemary Rowett

Encourage friends to attend a Dementia Friend session. Find out if there are opportunities locally to promote Dementia Friends. by Julia Burn

Wear my badge and tell five friends about dementia friends intiative. by L Odell

Share my learnings from my Dementia Friends session with others on social media and in general conversation. by Samantha Burgess

Teach my friends and family about Dementia I have already forwarded the five key messages from the session to all my Face Book Friends and family and some have forwarded it on again. I have asked them all to watch the video and talk to their friends and family before it's too late to do it. My mum has dementia and it's too late to discuss it with her now I wish I knew what I know now 4 years ago. by Melanie Richardson

I posted a poem by Owen Darnell & status on Facebook urging people to learn more about the dementia and linking the Dementia Friend website. I have also spoke to several family members about it. by Danielle McDonald

Along with a group of other people, I am going to help set up an activity day for people with dementia, their families and the general public, in order to raise awareness and get rid of the misconceptions regarding dementia, and to also do fundraising for dementia friends. by Emily Gibson

I will continue to Inform my family and friends about this illness ,and promote the very informative Dementia Friends sessions to learn more. Personally, I now have a new and refreshed perspective and awareness that I will put into practice when out and about , should I see someone struggling. by Elizabeth Winfield

Get as many of my colleagues to learn about dementia by Ilona TURLEY

I communicate with people who suffer from dementia so that they dont feel left alone, I take them to walks for fresh Air, I paint the ladies nails and give them head massages. I ask them how they are feeling. Holding the hands and giving good eye contact while im talking to people with dementia. Painting and drawing. Listening to music together. Giving them hugs and kisses. by Ayesha Ali

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