What you can do about dementia
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)
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.
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