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

Dementia Friends Ambassadors

Find out more about what it means to be a Dementia Friends Ambassador and how you can be involved.

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Get your organisation involved

Register your organisation and we'll get in touch to talk through what support and resource are available, how you can create Dementia Friends and what other actions you can take to help people affected by dementia.

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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.

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Latest actions

Raise awareness to others and have an awareness stall at the centre to give out information and offer support.. Wear my badge. by Mohammed Ali

Tell my family about dementia friends by Lynne Ball

Spoke to staff members in the pharmacy and explained the benefits of becoming a dementia friend. by martin mccann

I am currently the dementia lead for the Bournemouth Nuffield Hospital which involves working with our dementia champions in the various departments to ensure that our hospital is dementia friendly for all those that are cared here. by Nicola McConville

I told my friends and colleagues at my workplace about the Dementia Friend Initiative by Rianna Patterson

We want to become dementia friends as a ward as the majority of the patients we look after have dementia. We want to improve our standards of care by educating ourselves further and we want to help promote campaigns or help make changes for people living with dementia! by Sonja Radusinovic

Encourage my team to be more Dementia friendly and aware, support families and friends of people living and understanding Dementia by Louise Stephens

Be there to listen and understand. My dad had dementia and we don’t realise how frustrating it is for the patient. by Nicola Heath

As a company we will promote the work of The Alzheimer's Society on our social media and through our medication training courses where we come into contact with care staff from a range of settings. by Alison Bacon

Learn as much as I can about dementia and share with my sister and father and friends by Lisa Shortland




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