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

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.

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

Help out my pharmacy patients who suffer with dementia and their friends or family by Lucky Adam Ghele

As a guiding leader I am going to have the girls make cards for all at the local care home, learn an old song to perform on an arranged a visit (when allowed). Also I’m going to take my dad on a visit to his childhood home in Austria to celebrate his 80th birthday next year by Jo Conway

Encourage people to have a more positive discussion around dementia instead of negative thoughts that come to mind when the word is mentioned. To support others in becoming dementia friends in work and out of the workplace. by Jade Smith

My Director is in the process of opening a day centre specifically for individuals who have a diagnosis of dementia, I am now taking the lead to ensure that everything is in place and the centre can open as planned at the end of january 2022 by jo Kelleher

I have signed up for an Information Session by Christine Dove

Encourage family, friends and staff to become a dementia friend Set up a dementia friendly group session at my practice Identify carers for dementia patients to offer support and signpost to services, invite for healthchecks and immunisations. Organise staff training for dementia awareness by Andrea Mann

I do anything to spread thevword by Sarah Blanche

Encourage the members of my local camera club to attend a session and become dementia friends by Pauline Godwin

We are a homecare agency and we will encourage all our staff to become dementia friends and refresh the dementia awareness on a yearly basis. All of our care workers are aware of dementia awareness training. by Bhupesh Padhra

Encourage family and friends to become a Dementia Friend by Debbie Hull

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