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 Information 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

Teach my children and family about dementia by Jas Samra

I visited my sister in law who has dementia and was able to understand how to make the most of our time today by Julie Gurney

Get involved with dementia training at the university by Caitriona Dennis

Organised a dementia friends session at my workplace, with 16 of my colleagues attending and all becoming dementia friends. I have also contacted Bristol Dementia Action Alliance to support me with making my organisation recognised dementia friendly. I have removed the black toilet seat in our workplace and replaced it with one of a contrasting colour to make sure it does not look like a hole to someone with dementia. I have registered my workplace on a local council website and with the police station to be a recognised 'safe place' and to be put on a map for public toilets. I have created 'dementia packs' for front of house staff so that they can help identify and support people who come in who might have dementia. I am looking at our events procedures and including information for staff to make sure that any spaces hired for events are checked as dementia friendly, and if not, either a new venue should be found or measures should be taken to make it a safe place for someone with dementia. I wear my dementia friends badge. I have promoted dementia friends on social media. by Lucinda Thelwell

To read up more about Dementia and use the information to help me and my husband better understand my mum-in-law. by Marianna Beckwith

Tell my friends about dementia by Live11 Live11

To encourage Aylesbury Town Council staff and Councillors to attend a training session. To work with other partners to make Aylesbury Dementia Friendly by Allison Harrison

I'm going to challenge negative attitudes in my clinical area and try to introduce positive actions. by Meeko Kittika

Told all my friends and family about dementia and how society needs to become more open and dementia friendly, let's get rid of stigma! Encouraging everyone to become Dementia Friends by Krystina Cousins

Through my work as a facilitator of community drumming workshops, work with people living with dementia and others with greater understanding and empathy. by Lynn Kay

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