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.

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Latest actions

I am booking myself and my staff on the dementia awareness training , and the virtual dementia tour , by Debbie Allison

Organise Southbank Centre's Dementia Friends Champion to give a training session for Philharmonia Orchestra colleagues by Katie Vickers

Ensure all 13 of my staff become a dementia friend. by Magdalena Staples

Carry out the 5 aims at work by Ka-Wai (Kelly) Chan

Try and attend Dementia Cafes so that I can hopefully have a positive impact on people living with dementia, their families, friends, and carers by Jasmin Walsh

Currently a nurse working in a care home dementia unit, this literally makes me to stay in touch with daily. Also, I will be wearing my badge and will broadcast the Dementia Friends Initiative to my friends. by Rosemary Uchechukwu

I have set up and run a music group called ELMS, for people with dementia, and their carers, and do free sessions at dementia clubs. I have just received my second year of Big Lottery funding. by Elaine Hook




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