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

We as a practice are going to display as Dementia Friendly and offer support to carers and families. by Ansar Hayat

I am co-owner of a new tea room which will be dementia friendly and safe. I am a registered mental health nurse that has worked with People with dementia for the last 10 years. I intend to train my staff to be dementia aware and to help where needed/wanted. by Robert Brown

Tell patients I see at work to become dementia friends by Tayyib Khan

Encourage friends and people in the work place to understand dementia and become a friend by Katie White

Encourage my friends to become a dementia friend by Heather Nesbitt

Encourage others to become a Dementia Friend in order to increase awareness. As a pharmacist I can now approach patients who suffer from dementia in community pharmacy with an increased understanding on dementia and how it may affect themselves and their family. by Sidrah Haider

I work in a pharmacy, and wearing my badge will show that I am understanding of someone with dementia by Michelle Long

Provide a better understanding of Dementia to others I come in to contact with, through work or on a social level. by Dawn Hardcastle

My Aunt has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, and as a home care manager it is a subject I will be promoting with all of our staff and clients. by Liam Cairney

To bring knowledge to members of my team within my work setting, including training days. by Julie Jones




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