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 to become dementia friends by Manpreet Dulai

I took a photo of the Dementia Friends Champion Handbook and other Dementia related items. I posted this on my Company Facebook page to let staff and our public know that Community Stepping Stones CIC are committed to supporting our society to become more Dementia Friendly. by Diana Pearson

Set up a Nostalgia Cafe for people living with dementia and their carers once a month with dementia focused activities, access to relevant organisations - Age UK, Carers Oxfordshire and Dementia Oxfordshire. by Wendy Martin

My personal action is to make every day for the dementia residents I work with an Oomph day. by Matty Aldwinckle-Bris

Network with as many business's as possible to make them all dementia friends, and have a real dementia friendly community! by Hayley Fallon

Speak to Family and Friends to raise awareness of Dementia by Neil Kelly

I am a Wellbeing Champion for Investec and would like to raise awareness with all members of staff. Providing them with information and resources. by Sue Fowler

My plan is to visit local nursing homes for the elderly with a lovely selection of cuddly dogs for them to enjoy - many spaces in each home are allocated for individuals living with Dementia; being a Dementia Friend will equip us with knowledge we didn't have before should a situation arise where we need it. by Liza Foster




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