Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends
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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 leading a company initiative to launch a specialised, dementia friendly, wheelchair accessible taxi service to serve the local community. To arrange training for all staff engaged in this venture in dementia awareness. by David Milligan

Wear my badge at work as a pharmacist by Julia Mainstone

New in post on a dementia nursing unit. To encourage all staff and relatives to become dementia friends. by Sharon Izzard

Help people with dementia visiting the pharmacy where I work by Michelle Houghton

help and advise dementia patients when they come to collect their medications from the pharmacy i am working at and make sure i advise both to the patient and their career on the dosage and usage of the patients medication. by Mohammed.Z. Malik

Continue to learn about Dementia by Steve Devereux

I am an inspector for the Care Quality Commission, becoming a dementia friend will enable me to inspect dementia environments with more information and knowledge about what is beneficial for people with dementia. I will wear my badge on my lanyard and encourage staff working with people with dementia also become a dementia friend. by Vikki Thwaites

Be more understanding when I spend time with my mother who is living with three types of dementia. Support my father (her carer) in more practical ways. Encourage my friends to become Dementia Friends. by Catherine Smith

I am cqc registered manager if a carers company and an independent prescribing pharmacist so come into contact with dementia pts daily and will use the info I learnt by Wendy Rogers

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