Dementia Friendly Communities

Important update to our Dementia Friendly Communities recognition scheme

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities recognition scheme will come to an end on 31 December 2023.

We recognise the fantastic work and huge commitment from Dementia Friendly Community groups and the hundreds of people and organisations who have been working hard to make their local communities more dementia friendly.

The Dementia Friends initiative is not ending. We will continue to run the programme, helping more people to understand dementia, reducing the stigma surrounding the condition and ensuring awareness of dementia is available to everyone. 

If you would like any more information or guidance about the ending of the Dementia Friendly Communities scheme, please contact us at