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

Volunteering with a Peer Support Group for Alzheimer's Society by Sjoera Snijder-Sahuleka

I will tell my family and friends about dementia friends, and talk to my neighbour who has Dementia more often. by Zoe Ashton

To teach my children about dementia by Sophie Goldup

Get in touch and stay in touch with someone I know living with dementia Wear my badge by Sharon Taylor

Going to volunteer for a local organisation helping people with dementia by Lindy White

Share the concept of dementia friends in order to continue to raise awareness among friends, family and colleagues. Continue to participate in learning events and fundraising. by KAREN CORDER

Provide info and advice to carers for people with dementia about dementia by Dana Williams

With a better understanding of what Dementia is, I will be able to assist clients and be more patient with clients who have the condition. I will tell employees about how to become a Dementia Friend. by Joanne Miller

Encourage my friends who are also studying nursing to become dementia friends, and to ask the student reps to consider arranging dementia friends courses delivered for all health and social care students at university by Bryony Donaldson

Put information about dementia friends and the 'Five things you should know about dementia' on our work intranet by Anna Williams

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