Become a Dementia Friend

Become a Dementia Friend

What is a Dementia Friend?

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.

What does a Dementia Friend do?

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

Who can be a Dementia Friend?

Everyone! Dementia Friends is open to anyone who wants to help people with dementia in their community.

Get Involved

Join a Dementia Friend Session.
This just takes less than an hour and is an informal session helping you understand how you can support those living with dementia.

Come to a coffee morning.
We are planning to have a coffee morning weekly shortly.

Make a donation.
This will help us keep aiming to make Ilkley a more Dementia-friendly Town.
The CO-OP is sponsoring us this year so sign up for their rewards system.

Visit Memory Corner in the Library.
See what is available to help those living with Dementia.

Join the Team.
We meet monthly (Still online currently) but will be moving to actual meetings soon.
We have a stall at the Good Food Market at least once a year for a chat, information and help.
We also have a yearly Dementia awareness week (National Alzheimer’s Society)

Activity Bags

Some of the committee following packing the Activity bags we made for those in Ilkley Living with Dementia.


Do you know someone living with Dementia?

If you do, get involved…because it’ll be a huge help! This is a plethora of organisations enjoyed by lots of people. We’re talking about sports clubs (both national and local), Scouts / Brownies, and…well, basically, any other group you’d care to mention. A lot of members of these organisations will be affected by dementia - either directly or indirectly. Communication is the key! We need to talk more about dementia, and organisations are a great way to convey and develop awareness. Sign up, and let’s start sharing ideas and experiences.