Make life better for people with dementia

Become a Friend

  • Live in England
  • Be any age - we want school children and young people, as well as older people, to get involved.
  • Attend a Friends' information session to learn more about dementia and the actions you can take.
  • Turn your understanding of dementia into a practical action that helps someone living with dementia in your community.
Register as a Friend What is a Friend?

Become a Champion

  • Live in England
  • Be over 18
  • Attend a Dementia Friends Champions' training session close to where you live, lasting one day or two half days
  • Run Dementia Friends' information sessions in your community or workplace, lasting about one hour
  • Share your stories about your Dementia Friends information sessions on the Dementia Friends website
Register as a Champion What is a Champion?

About Dementia Friends

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia - from helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia.

We want to create a network of a million Dementia Friends across England by 2015.

You can get involved in two ways: become a Dementia Friends Champion or become a Dementia Friend.

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Champions' training

Our training prepares Dementia Friends Champions to help people understand what it's like to live with dementia and the actions they can take in their communities. Search for your nearest training.

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Friends' information sessions

Friends' information sessions are run by Dementia Friends Champions to help you understand what it's like to live with dementia and the actions you can take. Search for your nearest information session.

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