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

Continue our work in care home providing exercise and tennis sessions for the residents by Jon Wildman

I'd like to organise a session by a Dementia Friends Champion at my company, to help raise awareness. by Agata Slota

Encourage the volunteers I work with to learn more about dementia, and to become Dementia Friends. by Vicky Hopkins

Be mindful in the supermarket if I notice someone appearing lost or confused to consider that they may have dementia and take steps to assist them by Nadia Walsh

As a Student Dietitian being a dementia friend means I can adapt my professional working to assist everyone to experience the best care possible by Jasmine Crisp

To always speak about someone 'living with' dementia instead of referring to it as 'suffering from' and to encourage peers to undertake a Zoom session to gain a better understanding. by Richard Thomas

To provide assistance via Services Outreach Support Ltd nationwide via our regional networks and and care support teams. To encourage all care support team members to receive awareness training for Dementia Awareness and to become a Dementia Friends Champion. by Peter Lanigan

Build Dementia knowledge into our engineering onboarding by Sharon Boyd

Encourage people to become a dementia friend by Courtney Lewis

After attending the information session online - I became aware of what the 5 key messages people should know regarding the stigma of Dementia. Personally, I believe it is important to encourage others to not identify a person that has Dementia as a 'sufferer', and to not associate terms that imply they're in pain, unhappy, in misery or a victim. By sharing postive awareness and encouraging others to become a Dementia Friend, you can make life a more Dementia friendly world. By wearing the badge, it promotes that I am compaigning for change, and for others to also be aware of the 5 key messages in regards to Dementia. by meleri roberts-hicks

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