A Dementia Friend is someone who 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.

Dementia Friends Champions are volunteers who talk to people about being a Dementia Friend in their community. It is easy to get involved. Dementia Friends Champions attend a training session, receive support as and when they need it and are part of a growing network of people creating dementia friendly communities together.

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Dementia Friend

What's involved in being a Friend

  • Live in England or Wales
  • Be of any age
  • Attend a Dementia Friends' information session close to where you live, lasting about one hour
  • Do something practical to help people living with dementia in your community
  • Post your Dementia Friends action on the Dementia Friends website
What is a Friend?
Register as a Dementia Friends Champion

Dementia Friends Champion

What's involved in being a Champion

  • Genuinely have the time to run Dementia Friends information sessions and reach around 100 people
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be a good communicator and speak objectively about dementia
  • Enjoy talking to groups of people
  • Have access to the internet and be willing to record the number of Friends you reach by the website
  • Keen to set up information sessions in workplaces and your local community
  • Enthusiastic about Dementia Friends
  • Voluntarily attend a whole day training session
What is a Champion?