About Champions' Training

Dementia Friends Champions' training courses are run across England, Wales, Guernsey and the Isle of Man by Alzheimer's Society, using our experience of training volunteers.

The training days lasts for one day and you will learn about dementia and how it affects people, and the practical actions that Dementia Friends can take that could help someone with dementia living in their community. You will learn how to run Dementia Friends Information Sessions to inspire other people to become Dementia Friends and help to create dementia friendly communities.

During the training session you will also get lots of information and resources to help you understand how to answer people's questions about dementia and the sources of further information and support you can direct them to. We will bring our extensive experience of training volunteers to help you feel happy and confident about being a Dementia Friends Champion.

We envisage that the majority of people attending the training will go on to be successful Dementia Friends Champions but this role isn't right for everyone. You may decide after the training that it isn't right for you. Or the trainer may feel your skills and experience are better suited to getting involved in other ways. We will make sure you know how to be involved in the initiative as a Dementia Friend and about other ways you can help create dementia friendly communities.

Read on to find out more about what happens˜after the training˜or search for your nearest Champions' training course using the box on the right.

Register as a Dementia Friends Champion