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 Everyone can become dementia friendly

Becoming a Dementia Friend

People with dementia get by with a little help from their friends. And anybody can become a Dementia Friend. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.

People with dementia want to carry on going about their daily lives and feeling included in their local community, but they sometimes need a helping hand to do so. Dementia Friends learn a little bit about what it's like to live with dementia and turns that understanding into action. This could be helping someone find the right bus or being patient in a till queue if someone with dementia is taking longer to pay. Every action counts.

Being a Dementia Friend isn’t about volunteering or fundraising (though you can do that too if you want). Our Tavistock Dementia Alliance has qualified professionals who can provide you with a briefing/training session in less than an hour – just contact us on

OR Join a face-to-face session

You can also become a Dementia Friend by attending an information session anywhere in Devon:

Find a session near you by clicking here.

AND/OR Want to get more involved?

Inspire others to learn more about dementia by volunteering as a Dementia Friends Champion.

If you want to know more please click here.