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

Encourage Greater Nottingham system partners to become a Dementia friend by Louise Dabell

Encourage a friend to become a Dementia Friend. by Denise Masterson

I work in a care home and look after serval dementia patients, when at work I’m going to wear my badge with pride! by Chelsea Henderson

Encouraging my friends and family to become a dementia friend to make people who suffer from the illness be more welcomed and at ease when out and about. by Roshni Patel

Ask county council staff to become a dementia champion by paul mckay

Suggest becoming a Dementia Friend to other students within my Sixth Form, so that they can learn and understand what Dementia is all about. by Chelsea Hammond

Pray for people living with dementia and their carers by Ton Amachree

I would like to make people my age more aware of Dementia, and encourage others to become Dementia Friends. I'd also like to fundraise to earn money for more research of the disease. by Charlotte Potter

As someone who already works in care for the elderly and for people who have dementia I feel as if more time is needed to build a bond and trustful friendships. I would love For someone to know I am there for them and they have a friend! Even if that meant for me making self adjustment to meet their needs of support, rather then them feeling alone or feeling as if they are a burden! Just because someone may forget who you are or forget what they want to do doesn’t mean they have forgotten who they are!!! I want to keep their best memories alive !!! by Mercedes Hobbs

Help Dementia patients and their families live a happy and fun life. Giving them something to look forward to and making them understand it's not the end of the world.. It's about bringing joy back into their lives that's my accomplishment. by Chico Vemmer

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