Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Pennsylvania. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia.
To become a Dementia Friend, you join others in a one-hour Dementia Friends Information Session. The session will cover five key messages about dementia and touch on what it is like to live with dementia. As a Dementia Friend you will turn your understanding into a practical action that can help someone with dementia living in your community. The action can be as big or small as you choose, because every action counts!
Information Sessions are available in alternative languages. Please email email@example.com to learn more.Find an Information Session
Nearly one in three young people know someone living with dementia. If you are school-aged, you can join others in a 45-minute interactive Information Session. You will engage in activities to help you learn and understand how to support a friend, neighbor or family member who is living with dementia. Curriculum is available for grades 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Dementia Friends information sessions are facilitated by volunteer Champions who have participated in a Champion training. This will equip you with the knowledge and activities needed to facilitate Dementia Friends Information Sessions with family, friends, colleagues and the wider community. Learn about the Champion’s role and expectations.Register for a Champion Training Class