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.

About the initiative

Latest actions

I hope to inspire social action projects through National Citizen Service (organisation I work for) so that more people who live with dementia receive positive support in their communities, especially from young people. I hope to get involved with more voluntary projects such as creating sensory areas for people with dementia to improve their wellbeing in the community by making these positive environments. by Nathan Mitchell

I work with people who have dementia and their carers so I will inform them of any new information or ideas I gain from this . by Nicola Goodlad

I supply counselling to people that have family or friends with dementia, it can be a very hard time not only for the person with dementia but also for their friends and especially family members. by Anna Hazlewood

Encourage 100 people to become a Dementia Friend by the end of the Year by Stewart Owen

do my best to make Folkestone a Dementia friendly town by Donna Dryland

Become a Dementia Friends Champion and try to make 1,000 Friends!! Wish me luck :) by Natalie Rodriguez

To encourage my colleagues to become Dementia Friends To use my workplace twitter to let people know about becoming a Dementia Friend by Linsay Denton

Encourage my employer to become Dementia Friendly and for all staff to be Dementia Friends. by Anna Molter

Attend a dementia memory cafe and continue to develop my knowledge on the disease. by Talisa Gill

I completed a Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care course and have now gone on to change my career to get a job as a regional Engagement and Participation Officer at the Alzheimer's Society so that I can devote my time more fully to helping people to live well with dementia and make services more inclusive. by Lindsey Ambrose

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