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 going to encourage my husband to become a Dementia friend too. by Jemma Brand

Encourage as many people as possible to be a Dementia Friend and spread the word. It's all about seeing the person not the disease ❤ by Paul Corry

I am helping the Alzheimer's Society to raise money by taking part in the Trek26 Lake District 2020 - 13 Miles! by victoria sara hulse

Train all staff to become dementia friends at caremark thanet by Kerry Hill

Make myself familiar and aware of local services that people with dementia can access. Through my work as a hoarding practitioner/ declutterer I am likely to meet people affected by dementia or their carers. If appropriate I will refer this person or carer on to the appropriate statutory services also. by Carole Reed

As I work in the pharmacy, when handing over prescriptions I tell some of my patients about Dementia friend and the scope of the issue and how it affects us all, us and our patients. by Daniyal Akhtar

I am volunteering with MHA Singing for the Mind - two sessions a month. These dementia friendly singalong sessions, open to all, are aimed at combatting loneliness amongst the elderly. by Tracy Lawrence

Encourage my Partner & Friends to become Dementia friends. Set up a coffee morning at work. by Lynn Maddocks

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