Become a Dementia Friend


(Available Now)

People living with dementia face social isolation, now more than ever.

Learn about dementia and the challeges people face so you can support them in your community's response to coronavirus.

(Our Champions have already trained over 1000 dementia friends  helping to create almost 3.4 million friends nationwide!)

We have several ways you can become a dementia friend, choose which suits YOU best.

Course Details 

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 help 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?

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

How can I join during coronavirus?

It's still really easy to become a Dementia Friend, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Our dementia Champions are running virtual Information Sessions that you can book on to attend. See the next section for different ways you can become a dementia friend,

There are several ways you can become a dementia friend:

  • Book one of our mental health courses, i-act or MHFA, and we can add this course FREE onto the end of your final session, it takes only one hour extra!

  • Click on the "Watch Video" button above, a quick and easy taster session lasting 5 mins and then register with dementia friends. as a "Digital Friend".


  • Find alternative "Virtual" sessions here.

    How can I become

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