Alzheimer's Society

UK's leading dementia charity

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We work tirelessly to find new treatments and ultimately a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training and support services across Essex for all those who need our help.

Dementia Friends

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.

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.

Become a Dementia Friend

You can become a Dementia Friend in 2 simple ways:

Online – quick and easy (5 minutes) In-person/Virtual Session – more in-depth (45 minutes)

To find out more, please visit

Please note: following the Government’s advice on Coronavirus (Covid-19), we have asked our volunteer Champions to postpone all face-to-face Dementia Friends Information Sessions. However, Champions will soon be running virtual, online Sessions that you will be able to attend. Click through and keep an eye out on the Sessions page for virtual Sessions to book on to.

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