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

Be more patient and understanding and spend more time sharing memories by Julie Oxtoby

People with dementia do not wander they walk. Myaction is to not use the word wander and to correct others when they use this terminology by Sandy Woodbridge

Bring Dementia Friends to more of the business community with which I am connected by Jacqueline Offen

As a Dementia Champion - To make Dementia Friends information sessions an integral part of EVERY community staff induction. by Christine France

My Mam had vascular dementia/Alzheimer's which was diagnosed in December 2014, I needed to know more about the condition so I went to the champions course. After caring for Mam we managed to find an excellent care home but unfortunately she passed away in November 2015 under terrible circumstances which are now being investigated. I put together a reflective report which has now with the help of social workers and our MP highlighted negligence within the care system which is being investigated. The carers who helped our Mam were brilliant, but in the last two days of her life she suffered neglect in a different care home. I may not organise sessions but do campaign in my own way to support dementia awareness, just now the pain and heartbreak from our loss will take time to heal. by Stephen Todd

As a Nurse Academic, my action will be to recruit as many students and staff in my workplace to become Dementia Friends and to encourage my Organisation to move towards being Dementia Friendly by Anne-Marie Borneuf

Wear my badge and explain what it is to those that ask, and never refer to someone as 'suffering from' dementia by David Barrett

Support Luton to become a Dementia Friendly Community by creating as many Dementia Friends as I can and supporting Luton Dementia Action Alliance by Sian Gilleard

I will share my new knowledge when ever I can and I will be more understanding of people I have contact with. by Sarah Byrne

Embed the Dementia Friends into my lesson plans and raise awareness by Jayne Johns

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