Dementia Friends Scotland
Anybody can become a Scottish Dementia Friend. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people living with dementia.
Become a Scottish Dementia Friend
It's easy to become a Dementia Friend through any one of the following options:
- Register online in three easy steps
- By attending a local information session
- Arrange a session to be delivered at your workplace or school.
What is a Dementia Friend?
Dementia Friends Scotland is an Alzheimer Scotland initiative to raise awareness of dementia and reduce stigma. You can become a Dementia Friend online or you can book a face-to-face session.
With the right support and understanding, people can live well with dementia and contribute to their local community. By taking part in Dementia Friends Scotland, you can learn a little about what it’s like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.
What does a Dementia Friend do?
Dementia Friends help people living with dementia in lots of ways, both big and small. From being more patient in a shop queue, to helping someone find the right bus, every action counts.
Dementia Friends Scotland allows you to gain a better understanding of dementia and the things you can do to help people living with dementia be a valued part of their local community. It is not an accreditation or a befriending service and Dementia Friends are not asked to visit people living with dementia. If you are interested in other ways to support people with dementia, check out ways to volunteer with Alzheimer Scotland.