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Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends logo - Flower graphic with a yellow centre and five blue petals

What you can do about dementia

Dementia Friends is about giving more people an understanding of dementia and the small things that could make a difference to people living in their community.

It makes such a huge difference to people with dementia if those around them know what dementia is and how it might affect them.

Introducing Dementia Friends

By 2015, we want there to be a million people with the know-how to help people with dementia feel understood and included in their community. The initiative was fully launch in mid-February 2013 after the initial announcement in November 2012.

Dementia Friends Champions are volunteers who talk to people about being a Dementia Friend in their communities after attending a training course and receiving ongoing support.

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.

The drive forms part of the six-month progress report on the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.

Join Dementia Friends

Join Dementia Friends today and help create more communities that are dementia friendly. Go to dementiafriends.org.uk to find out more about Dementia Friends or to volunteer as a Dementia Friends Champion.

Listen to our podcast, Dementia Friends - An Introduction (duration 6:45 mins)

See the full transcript for this podcast

Become a Dementia Friend

Register your interest today and be one of the first to hear about when and how you can take the first step to becoming a Dementia Friend.