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

Encourage my staff to become a Dementia Friend by Maneteu Francoise

I’m going to tell the people in my walk, talk and support group about becoming a dementia friend. Also as I’ve moved to a new area and want to become part of the local community, I am becoming available to give people lifts and also will make an effort to practise my new dementia friendly knowledge on the people I meet with dementia 😀 by Julia Martin

Encourage others to learn about dementia. Help a local resident who has dementia to stay in touch with their community. by Tessa Hope

Encourage my friends and colleagues to become a Dementia Friend, and become more aware of what living with Dementia looks like Encourage friends and colleagues to donate to Alzheimer's society, financially if they can, or to recycle and donate their items by Georgia Braid

I will be talking to my family and friends about dementia by PETER LEWIS

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Encourage all the people in my workplace to actively offer support and gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by carers and support staff, as well as a better understanding of the needs of the individual. by David Levine

For now, my duty would be to encourage my friends and my siblings, and those close to me to become dementia friends. Educate them on the reality of the disease and how it can affect people in different ways. People aren't aware of how common dementia can be and are confused and shocked when it happens to someone close to them or to themselves. So I am now able to tackle this issue better than I was before and also possibly help others who find themselves up against this silent struggle. by Tahmid Hussain

Make the bowls club dementia friendly for all our members and visitors by Kim Buggins

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