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

As a store manager I am going to make sure all my staff are aware of the symptoms of dementia and how to handle situations which could arise in our store. Even just by having a bit more patience :) by Kim Sutton

To help the my workplace understand Dementia by Hayley Dixon

By wearing my badge in public and supporting the initative via social media by John Bond-Winstone

To bring the subject of dementia into social conversation and raise more awareness. by Nichola Green

Great session by Kwkk Kko

Wear my Dementia Friend badge at work and be willing to talk to others about dementia. by Peter Hodgkinson

Teach my son by Tony Stark

I have just met someone who has early stage dementia and I intend to use my new knowledge to communicate better with her. I also wish to become a dementia champion in order to spread the word.. by Maya Carrington

Teach my children and family about dementia by Jas Samra

I visited my sister in law who has dementia and was able to understand how to make the most of our time today by Julie Gurney




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