What is a Dementia Friends Champion?

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 will attend a training session, receive support when they need it, and be part of a growing network of people creating˜dementia friendly communities(external link)together.

"My background is in adult education, and if I'm honest I can be quite critical of training sessions. This training was fantastic; I couldn't fail to be enthused. The message of Dementia Friends came across really strongly and everyone was so enthusiastic. It's a fantastic idea, and I think it will make a real difference to the lives of people with dementia. Getting the message out there that dementia is a condition, not just part of the ageing process, is so important, and I'm looking forward to being part of helping to improve people's day-to-day lives." Jeff Williams, Hampshire

You don't need to have any particular experience or skillset to be a Dementia Friends Champion, but you do need to understand what's involved so please read the rest of the information in this section˜carefully.

We aim to inspire thousands of people to become Dementia Friends Champions˜by 2015. Please join us. Because, together, we can create dementia friendly communities.

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

Register as a Dementia Friends Champion