Dementia teaching resources

Help educate young people about dementia with our free school and youth group resources. Support the next generation to understand the condition, become Dementia Friends and take meaningful actions for people affected by dementia in their community. No prior knowledge of dementia is required. 

Why teach about dementia? 

Nearly one in three young people know someone living with dementia.

Often, this person is a grandparent, but increasingly it could be a parent. 

This is why it’s important that every young person feels prepared and understands what it’s like to live with and be affected by dementia. By supporting young people to understand dementia from an early age, you’ll help remove the stigma and build our growing movement of Dementia Friends.  

What is a Dementia Friend? 

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative to change the way people think, act and talk about dementia. A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns more about dementia and takes action to support people affected by the condition in their community.

Our resources create Dementia Friends, and young people who complete the activities will be awarded a badge and a poster to recognise their achievement. 

There are already millions of Dementia Friends in England and Wales!

How to use our resources

Using our dementia teaching resources is a simple way for young people to join the millions of Dementia Friends across England and Wales:

  1. Choose a resource, then complete our short webform for an instant download
  2. Run the activity or activities with your class / youth group 
  3. Email us and let us know how many new Dementia Friends you have made so we can add you to our national total
  4. We will then send you badges and a poster, celebrating your achievement! 
  5. Take further action! – have a look at our Get Involved page for ideas as to how your young people can take action in their communities.