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 friends and other people on my university course to become a Dementia Friend. by Isabelle Jurkowski

As a DF Champion I will support volunteers supporting the vulnerable in our community during the COVID pandemic, giving them a better understanding of Dementia and the impact of living with Dementia by Claire Burke

I will be encouraging all my staff at Radfield Home care Newcastle to become a Dementia Friend. by Clare Richardson

Promote Dementia Friends and the Alzheimer Society's 'Dementia Friendly Sport & Physical Activity Guide' to my network on Twitter, to encourage them to review and adapt their practice to be more dementia friendly. Potentially staff on furlough will have the time and flexibility to undertake the Dementia Friend webinar training. Also important to plan to ensure people with disabilities and long term conditions aren't forgotten as we recover from COVID-19 lockdowns. Also happy to share digital badge to show I'm a Dementia Friend and encouraging others to follow suit. by Melanie Kinnear

I am a student nurse and hope to learn and understand more about dementia so I can help those living with dementia and their families to access relevant services that will benefit them and to raise awareness of dementia. by Victoria Stead

I am a student physiotherapist who frequently works with people living with dementia. I really want to improve my knowledge of how to better interact with people living with dementia so they can feel more at ease and get the best care possible. by Kalea Stagg

I am care manager for SureCare Tameside & Oldham. We are a domiciliary homecare provider and would like to share dementia awareness and resources with local businesses and networks. by Rebekah Latimer

I have a family member with rapid alzheimer's & I will use the advice to help support his lifestyle and his wife's. I also have many colleagues at work who would benefit from attending an Information Session, so have recommended more sign up and listen to the excellent meeting presented by Claire Puckey, to help their day to day work, supporting residents in our area. Thank you. by Susan Burt

As a Dementia Friend I can build better relationships with people with dementia who attend sessions where I work, hopefully this will help them feel more confident in using our services. by Hayley Pink

encourage family and friends to become a dementia friend by lisa ward

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