Dementia impacts millions across the UK, but despite this, it remains largely misunderstood. This lack of understanding can lead to challenges, not just for those affected but also for their family and friends. The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme aims to shift public attitudes and spark a change in the nation’s approach to dementia.

By signing up as a dementia friend, participants join a nationwide movement committed to broadening awareness and deepening the collective understanding of dementia. This initiative aims to highlight community support and the need for change in how dementia is perceived. At Barons, we are proud to support the Dementia Friend initiative. We strive to advocate for and contribute to a deeper understanding within communities about the realities of living with dementia.

Who is a Dementia Friend?

A dementia friend is someone who chooses to make a difference in the lives of people living with dementia by understanding the condition better. By attending a free information session, available both online and in person, or watching an instructional video, both provided by the Alzheimer's Society, anyone can learn about dementia and how to support those affected by it.

The Role of a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friends are vital in bridging the gap between knowledge and action. Actions by Dementia Friends can range from being patient in a shopping queue to volunteering for local dementia events. The role of a dementia friend is to show a willingness to make small changes that will help those living with dementia and their families.

Why This Matters to Barons

Supporting the Dementia Friends programme aligns with our commitment to improving living environments for individuals with dementia. We recognise that understanding and adapting to the needs of people with dementia is crucial to creating a supportive and functional home.

How You Can Help

Every action counts, and your involvement can start today. Whether you choose to inform others about the initiative, support someone living with dementia, or advocate for change, your contribution is invaluable.

Join us in this critical initiative. Become a dementia friend today and help us transform our understanding and treatment of dementia, one step at a time.

How to Become a Dementia Friend

You can become a dementia friend by visiting this website and signing up: