Dementia Friends is a national initiative that is being run by Alzheimer’s Society. It’s funded by the government, and aims to improve people’s understanding of dementia and its effects. Alzheimer’s Society is working with lots of volunteers and other organisations to achieve this goal. Because, together, we can create dementia friendly communities.
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 that they can do that could make a difference to people living with dementia.
You can get involved as a Dementia Friend or a Dementia Friends Champion.
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend.
Become a dementia friend
A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help.
It’s easy to get involved. Dementia Friends Champions attend a training course, receive support as they need it, and are part of a growing network of people creating dementia friendly communities together.
Become a Dementia Friends Champion
There are many other ways you can help create a more dementia friendly community.
Living with dementia
Find out more on Dementia.
Page updated 08/09/2015