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

Roll out Dementia Friends sessions and encourage other colleagues to attend to increase their awareness and knowledge around Dementia. This will increase the overall shopping experience for our customers who may require extra support. by melissa jayne hodgson

ALWAYS use person living with dementia when I am communication Become a dementia champion and share information with as many people as I can by Rebecca Thomas

After becoming a friend my action is to become a dementia champion and encourage others to become dementia friends. by Graeme Russell

Promote Dementia Friends at the Greenbelt Festival in August. by Phil Logan

Encourage my friends and family to be aware of what it means to have Dementia and be more patient by Emma Falconer

make as many people dementia friends, also starting a forget-me-not club in the village where l live by Anita Miles

Be more patient when dealing with patients at the doctors surgery where I work , listen to them and let them do things in their own time, don't rush them. Wear my Dementia Friend badge to start conversations to tell people about the Dementia Friends iniative. by Diane Harrold

I would like to know more about dementia and help others to understand and become dementia friends. by Janette Daley

Deliver Dementia Friends information sessions for all of the Box Office and Front of House staff members who deal with members of the public at Chichester Festival Theatre. by Louise Rigglesford

Will share information with my work colleagues and attempt to implement my knowledge when dealing with individuals living with Dementia. I attend the Memory Cafés in my area, I have already organised dementia awareness training within my workplace and will continue to educate people on the facts. by Caroline Jackson




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