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

I have contacted all the supermarkets in Sutton to ask for a relaxed checkout as they have at Tescos in Forres. by Simon Wales

I'm currently working with people with dementia and also, my grandmother and some of her sisters have some type of dementia. Because of this I would ike to learn as much as possible to be able to help them. Today I have been my first "dementia training" where I learnt a bit about the diferent types of dementia, reactions that I could see in this people and some tecnics to help them among other things. In short, what I am to pursue is learn as much as possible to be able to help people with dementia and teach others how to help them as well. by Alexandra Romero Garcia

I will be a friendly face at work for families and patients who have or who are living with dementia and keep my ward up to date with the latest news and information on dementia by Anna Boucher

Knit fidget muffs by Denise Pickles

To share my knowledge of Dementia Friends at every opportunity to help drive a positive dynamic in relation to changing attitudes towards people living with Dementia and help to irradicate misconceptions and negativity within my network. by Deborah Robinson


I would like to develop my art psychotherapy practice to be more inclusive for for people living with dementia and those caring for people living with dementia. by Vivienne Gibbons

My family is currently divided over whether or not it is best to allow my Great Grandmother to go into a care home because we fear her Alzheimer's has progressed to the stage that she is a threat to herself. I believe that becoming a dementia friend and hopefully a champion some day soon, will allow me to inform not only my family but my friends that the individual with dementia must always come first and that their needs must be put above ones own. Becoming a dementia friend would mean that I am more knowledgeable about my Great Grandmothers condition so that I can voice her desires when she is unable to. Hopefully accomplishing an arrangement that is admirable. by Shanté Browne

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