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.

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Latest actions

Encourage everyone I meet to become a dementia friend by elizabeth barton

through understanding i will teach the care homes staff i am responsible for about dementia by Gary Hitching

Join a dementia friends group in my area by Georgette Joseph

I work in a dementia home and I have done dementia care for about 11yrs. My aim is to become a trainer in dementia care through the dementia friends champion when it becomes available todo. by Sharon Everest

18year in my line of work; domestic window cleaning, I have often encountered elderly customers who themselves or their partners have displayed symptoms of dementia. I want to learn more how to speak to them in a manner that will not worry or cause them distress. I will also encourage others in my line of work to do the same. by Christopher Head

Encourage my Family and Friends to become a Dementia Friend by Leonie Lewis

I want all of my carers to become dementia friends and understand that when the person may be showing upset or frustration that we need to find out what we can do to change these feelings. We need to be able to make them feel safe and secure and change the negative feelings into positive feelings when we visit them. by Alison Steven-Fountain

Have registered my workplace as an organisation to encourage colleagues to become dementia friends and possibly become a dementia champion. Have also signed up for future e-learning to understand different stages of dementia. by Liz Ferguson




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