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.

About the initiative

Latest actions

Upskilling my team with a morning huddle to watch videos and discuss / look what we can do to help, by Tracey Burton

Encourage my family to become a Dementia Friend by Rachel Hamling

Set up the Carmarthenshire Dementia Community Coalition to support the different Dementia Friendly Communities in Carmarthenshire and encourage more. by Susan Smith

Encourage others within my organisation to become a Dementia Friend by Claire Ward

Encourage the home I work for to become dementia friends by Kirsty Walker

Learning and working on communication including that of speaking to a patient with dementia in a friendly tone. by Mark Aziz

-I have encouraged my staff (1-20 carers) to join Dementia friends - I volunteer to give Dementia training to carers. -I have taken train the trainer course to train carers and give them skills and knowledge to work with people with Dementia. -I support and stay in touch with a family member who has Dementia. by Preeti Mehan

I helped a dementia patient wit their shopping by Zaynah Afsar

I work in a nursing home and I am actively trying to get all my colleagues to become dementia friends. We are carrying the 5 principles into a residents meeting and would love to be a more dementia friendly commhnity by Tracy Clarke

My grandmother has recently been diagnosed with dementia and through this training, I hope to be able to communicate effectively with her while cooperating with her illness. I am also training to become a Children's nurse where families may have relatives with dementia so having the knowledge to be able to communicate with children and their families about their relatives may ease stress at difficult times. by Chloe Thomas

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