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

visit my mother and talk to other residents in the care home each week, hoping my friendliness and attention will brighten their day by Abigail Williams

use my networking routes to raise awareness of Dementia Friends Information Sessions amongst the business community and secure interest by Jane Barmer

continue as a carer for clients with dementia by lauren gould

I also have a friend with dementia who is not even 60 so I want to be able to help her all I can by fiona chalker

Work with Age UK DAA team by Pushpa Sebastian

I will encourage my friends to become a Dementia Friend, I may also volunteer with a Dementia Organisation. by Amy Mitchell


Roll out Dementia Friends input to the Sutton Police "family" - however, concentrating on front line police officers & staff who have daily contact with the public. This will enable them to (i) have a better understanding of challenges faced (ii) deal with people better and more professionally and (iii) achieve better outcomes for the public - across the widest area of policing possible...... by Mark SIMPSON

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