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

Today I shared my day learning about Dementia Friends last week and explained to a group of 5 people how the memories in the brain are like a bookcase and recent ones ( Near the Top ) are the ones which are generally lost first. This was the example given in my dementia friends session and really opened my eyes to the condition. by ANDREW PLATT

Teach my friends and family more about dementia by Navinder Singh

Become a dementia champion and teach and train my colleagues by Rebecca Tudor-Price

Become a dementia champion & apply for a charity Great North Run spot for Alzheimers Society by zoe bell

Ultimately, to volunteer for the Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance and support people with dementia. by Anthony Habgood

Discuss with members of my Rescue Team and Suggest Training by Kevin Titmarsh

Support someone I know, wear my badge to show I'm a Dementia Friend by Lynne Holden

I am Volunteering for a Dementia singing community project . by Kim Jennings

Teach church about dementia. Include dementia in my teaching at work. Become a dementia champion. by Daniel Monk

Assist clients and family friends who are living with dementia by spending more time with them and obtaining a better understanding of their needs and wishes. by Seema Solanki

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