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 Family and Friends to become a Dementia Friend by Leonie Lewis

I want all of my carers to become dementia friends and understand that when the person may be showing upset or frustration that we need to find out what we can do to change these feelings. We need to be able to make them feel safe and secure and change the negative feelings into positive feelings when we visit them. by Alison Steven-Fountain

Have registered my workplace as an organisation to encourage colleagues to become dementia friends and possibly become a dementia champion. Have also signed up for future e-learning to understand different stages of dementia. by Liz Ferguson

Let all my family and friends know what changes they can make to help and support people living with dementia by Alice Simpson

Display Dementia Friendly stickers on our fleet of ambulances and medical cars by Lee Harrison

Work closely to support dementia patients and their families as part of my job role -NHS Care Coordinator. by Lucy Winnall

I run creative workshops and am committed to making sure the activities are dementia friendly. by Rachel Ireland

I am a company director of a domiciliary care company so I have encouraged all of my staff to become Dementia Friends and wear their badges with pride. by Sophie Shepherd

My 88 year old mother does not want to see a GP about her dementia but despite that, some of the messages about communication and body language will help me to understand how I can help her to live at home. The word "dementia" does not need to be mentioned, but the 5 key messages can stay with me as a form of carer. by Ian Morton

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