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

I am going to encourage my team at work to become dementia friends. I know family and friend members that are living with dementia and it’s about being there for them and their family. by Amy Bishop-Powell

Use my work experience and the session information to provide support to my family member and my customers who I visit to support them. To continue to expand my knowledge in this area to help others. by Emma Simmonds

Going to encourage my family to watch the video and join an online session to help us support my gramps with his dementia by rebecca hill

As a funeral celebrant, I vow to ensure that my services are Dementia friendly and will give extra time and care to my services if I am aware there is someone living with dementia at one of my services. I will also talk about this on my social media accounts. by Lisa Dundas

Talk to my form about Dementia friends and teach them about Dementia. by Iliana Altounis-Gilby

I remain the co chair of Arun DFC and enjoy spreading the word I have delivered sessions to all the Arun GP surgeries and staff at induction. by mandie kane

Championing this initiative through my place of work - 500+ colleagues will be Dementia Friends by the end of this month and that will continue! by Matt Vale

Working with the Methodist Church to enable local churches to become Dementia Friendly by Patricia Astwood

One a month Dementia Friendly Cafe sessions in our Arts Centre by Fiona Martin




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