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

Encourage family and friends to join Dementia Friends. by Kay Chambers

Produce memory boxes for my Mum&Dad (both have dementia) with photos, medals, music, letters and drawings of their lives and any items they kept of us as children so when my sister and I visit we can look and talk through the box together with our parents while listening to music they love Make labels with words and pictures so my Mum knows what things are as knows how to use them (makeup) but she can no longer register what they look like to be able put her makeup on Educate friends about dementia by Fiona Sutton

I work every day with people with dementia in my role as a carer. I have seen how generalisation can be harmful and how every person with dementia should be treated as an individual. They may have dementia but it is not what defines them. They are a unique and important individual who should be valued by society. In my senior role I hope that I can pass on what I have learned and experience from working with individuals with dementia to junior staff so together we can provide the best possible support. by Hannah Jones

Encourage friends and colleagues to become a dementia friend by James Lavery

ask my manager and company directors to join as i work for a home care agency called right at home preston. we deal with dementia on a daily basis. by sharon morgan

i'm committed to ensure that all of my colleagues are Dementia Friends. My expectation is that everyone who works in the pharmacies, is a Dementia Friend by bharat velji patel

Encourage my work colleagues to become Dementia Friends. by Aura Nicolae

Tell my colleagues and get involved at work - I work as a pharmacist in a hospital and community pharmacy by Irene McMahon

I was part of the Multigenerational workforce at my last place of employment from 1st September 2009 - 27th September 2015. I am a carer for my elderly husband. Although he don't have dementia, I have experiences of supporting persons with dementia. I will encourage others to join on my @Fight4justice Page on @Facebook. I write about issues that are of concerns to me. by Mervelee Myers

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