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.

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Latest actions

I Work in a pharmacy so it will be identifying those patients who visit us and assisting them and helping them to find groups near by or becoming their friend by Alison Butler

Our family friend was not taking taking her medicines as prescribed as she was getting confused so we got her a Rossetti box and taught her son how to organise her medication.since then she has been taking her medication as prescribed. by Hasmukh Shah

I wish to get my local football club Salisbury FC to get involved as an information day at one of their home matches. by Stephen Morgan

I work as a locum pharmacist, I will try my best to educate colleagues and help increase the awareness of dementia. Hopefully some of the points I learn from this website, will help me reflect upon the service I provide to my patients as a healthcare professional. by Azizabanu Patel

By becoming a dementia friend it will improve my understanding of dementia. This will help me within my job as a car assistant in a residential home. A majority of the residents are dementia sufferers and being better able to understand their situation will vastly improve the care I can provide them with and improve their quality of life. by Jessica Carpenter

I have agreed to become one of the people who will react to an alarm that will be activated when a person with dementia wanders from the care home she is staying at. by Manish Suchak

I went to a local Church and delivered a session to the congregation, it well received and they asked me lots of questions, I am going to go back later in the year and find out if they have encouraged more people to become dementia friends. by Damon Habbin

I am a member of Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team that operates in County Durham. More and more call-outs that we receive are to look for missing people in rural and semi-urban areas of the county, Most of those people have mental health related problems, such as dementia. by Gabriel Damaszk

Take more time with people who have dementia at work in the pharmacy by Mark Kennedy Lewis

Continue to see my Nan every week and try to engage her in conversation/ activities as much as possible to ease her anxiety. Encourage my family members to become dementia friends. by Abigail Tall




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