Become a Dementia Friend

What is a Dementia Friend?

A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community.

Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends helps by raising awareness and understanding so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.

What does a Dementia Friend do?

Dementia Friends help people living with dementia by taking actions – both big and small.

These actions don’t have to be time-consuming. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts! Dementia Friends can also get involved with things like volunteering, campaigning, or wearing a badge to raise awareness.

Who can be a Dementia Friend?

  1. Everyone! Dementia Friends is open to anyone who wants to help people with dementia in their community.

Become a Dementia Friend(Watch Video)

Join online

Step 1 of 3

Tell us about yourself

You are about to become a Dementia Friend: 3,583,261

You’re about to watch a short video focusing on the experiences of three people living with dementia.

Before we start we need to know a little about you. By telling us a few details, we can count you as a Dementia Friend and send you support materials by email.

Step 2 of 3

Watch and become a Dementia Friend

During this video, you will hear from three people living with dementia. You will learn about some of the challenges they face and how you could help.
After you’ve watched the video, you’ll be a Dementia Friend!


Five things to know about dementia

  • Dementia is not a natural part of aging
  • Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain
  • It is not just about losing your memory
  • It’s possible to live well with dementia
  • There’s more to the person than the dementia

Step 3 of 3 

Get your Dementia Friends badge

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