Dementia Friends Challenge (September through December 2017)
Join 8,500 Minnesotans and make our state the Land of 10,000 Dementia Friends. If you attend an Information Session in your community or sign up for a Champions training and then present a Dementia Friends session, we can reach the 10,000 goal by December 31!
Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Minnesota. 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.
Download the Dementia Friends Information Session Flyer
What is a Dementia Friend?
To become a Dementia Friend, you participate in a one-hour Dementia Friends Information Session presented by a Dementia Friends Champion. You will learn five key messages about dementia and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia. As a Dementia Friend, you turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. Your action can be big or small – because every action counts!
Attend an Information Session
What Happens at a Dementia Friends Information Session?
The one-hour Information Session is an in-person experience run by a Dementia Friends Champion. It is not a formal training. The session has activities and discussion that cover the five key messages everyone should know about dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to do a dementia-friendly action as part of becoming a Dementia Friend, but the choice is yours.
Who are Dementia Friend Champions?
A Dementia Friends Champion participates in a Champions training. The Champion can then present one-hour Dementia Friends sessions to friends, family, colleagues and the wider community. Learn a Champion's roles and responsibilities.
Register for a Champions Training