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:

Become a Dementia Friend

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

To actively promote Lancashire Constabulary's Herbert Protocol and Lancashire Fire Services Guardian Angel bangles at my sessions. Also to promote the Dementia Hub within the Lancaster and Morecambe area. by Jo Moss

arrange for a talk at my work by Caroline Betterton

Pontarddulais Comprehensive School has created a strong relationship with The Hollies care home across the road. Many activities have taken place the last academic year and we are looking to continue the strong intergenerational bond we have created. The projects have included visiting the care home to enjoy an afternoon of storytelling, stories shared between experienced storytellers, pupils and residents. We have also had afternoons where we have presented individual talents such as song, instrumental and dance. Even residents took the opportunities to sing along and even share their own favourite songs. We have also visited through the GCSE Welsh Baccalaureate community challenge where pupils would visit The Hollies to provide technological coaching, which included using Ipads, iPhone, emails etc. Included in these sessions was time to sit and chat with residents, this was such a success that it will continue with the WBQ and pupils have requested to visit again due to the relationships they had built. Other than the projects, we have worked hard to spread awareness of Dementia Friendly around the school, this has included information sessions, whole school assemblies and assemblies to senior staff and governors. We will be looking to continue to spread awareness and run intergenerational projects. It's been a fantastic experience and hope it will continue to be for the years to come. by Daniel Jones

Support the service users I care for and the people in the community that have dementia. by Chloe Mitchell

Feel inspired to make more Dementia Friends going to look into becoming a Dementia Friends Champion. by Lizzie Talbot

Actively promote the DF initiative through my work with different organisations. by Robin Foreman-Quercus

Deliver dementia friends sessions, and consider my wording when talking about dementia. by Ruth Hardern

I became a Dementia Friends Champion so that i could pass on the skills and information i have learnt to others in my community. by Matthew McCartney

Arrange a Dementia Friends afternoon tea session (next 6 months) - with communication of Dementia Friends and proceeds raised going to Dementia Friends. by James Malone

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