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

Go to my local churches and have a meeting about dementia to support people with dementia and teach people about dementia by Lucy Atkin

Encourage staff I work with to become dementia friends by Louise Howie

Ensure my whole team is a dementia friends by Wendy Pike

My Nan suffers from Dementia, and she has done for the past few years, and for the last year or two years, my mum has become her full time carer as a result. I want to become a Dementia Friend because although I do understand the disease in a very basic way, I want to achieve a greater understanding of it and therefore have more patience with her, as my mum does, as it can get quite overwhelming not being able to have a conversation with her or for her to remember certain things that I used to identify with her as my Nan. My Mum is also a Dementia Friend, and she has inspired me to become one myself. by Elizabeth Leach

The organisation I work for are going to open up a dementia cafe in our local area and help to bring awareness to the local community as well as support people with dementia. by michelle ward

I will be telling all my friends and family about this, I think it's important that as many people as possible are made aware of this amazing organision and what we the public can do to help by Pam Parnell

encourgae my staff to be more aware of dementia and become friend by mohammed rahman

I will organise my 3 sisters to do a memory walk by Jennifer Blainey

Continue to promote others becoming Dementia Friendly at home and where I work. by joan henchliffe

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