Thank you for registering as a Dementia Friends Champion! As a Champion, you are an ambassador for Dementia Friends in Wisconsin, helping community members understand dementia and how they can make a difference. Below are links to the materials you can use to advertise, market, and host a successful Dementia Friends Information Session. Also included is information regarding how to report attendance and participation in your sessions.
Session Materials – Print Yourself
Dementia Friends Champion Guide (link to Word doc) The trainer’s guide.
Optional: Show the Five Key Messages Video (link opens in YouTube)
Dementia Friends Wisconsin Session Workbook-Short Version (pdf) Participants can follow along with this shorter version of the workbook instead of the longer version listed above (save in printing costs). Also available as a Word document so you can modify the resources section as needed.
Who is Right? Activity (pdf) This Information Session activity reinforces the message that individual perceptions vary in what someone with dementia can and cannot do.
Dementia Friendly Wisconsin Infographic (pdf) Optional handout used in Part 3 of 12.
Participant Sign In Sheet (pdf) A simple template to track who participates.
Participant Information sheet (Word) Use to collect detailed contact information about session participants.
Role of Champions (Word) A handout for participants detailing what it means to be a Dementia Champion and expectations of the role.
Ideas for New Champions (Word) A handout for participants with ideas for getting started as a Dementia Champion.
Session Overview (pdf) Use the Session Overview to help you stay on time.
Certificate of Participation (Word) Type in the participant’s name and date of training.
Use these translated materials with Hmong session participants. (I am/we are Dementia Friends posters are found under Signs).
Use these culturally adapted materials with Native American session participants.
- Champion’s Guide (pdf)
- Session Workbook (pdf)
- Development of the River: A Story of Dementia video (link opens YouTube)
- Video Context (pdf)
- Video Exercise (pdf)
Use these translated materials with Hispanic/Latino Session participants. (I am/we are Dementia Friends posters are found under Signs).
Session Materials-Print Professionally
Dementia Friends Pin (pdf) 2.25″ circular button. Order through Affordable Buttons or other online vendor, or print your own.
Dementia Friends Wisconsin Business Card (pdf) 2-sided business card with logo and five key messages, 3.5 x 2″. Order through on-line vendor, e.g., Vistaprint.com
Dementia Friends Wisconsin Note Cards (pdf) 5.5 x 4″ horizontal folded card. Artwork is front side only. Inside and back are blank. Pair with A2 sized envelopes.
“Grandpa and Lucy: A Story About Love and Dementia” by Edie Weinstein. Purchase from a bookseller or store of your choice. Grandpa and Lucy is a children’s book for use with Dementia Friends participants (grades 2-6). Have participants commit to one small action by completing a youth action slip. Complete the reporting form.
- Lesson Plan for Grandpa and Lucy (pdf)
- Animal Cards (pdf)
- Youth Action Slips (pdf) The Lesson Plan covers what dementia is, who it affects, how dementia impacts thinking skills and relationships, and how to have a positive relationship with someone living with dementia. Can be used in the classroom or community groups such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, faith groups, etc.
- Champions Guide (pdf) Use this Guide with young people (14 to 17 years old/grades 9 to 12). Participants can follow along using the Participant Packet found under Session Materials. Powerpoint is optional- if you would like a powerpoint, please contact WAI Dementia Friends organizer
Dementia Friends Information Session Flyer (Word) Use this to promote your event. An editable flyer that explains Dementia Friends and the information session. Simply type in your session details and print.
Media and Press Release Samples (Word) Two samples of a press release announcing your initiative.
Social Media Communication (Word) Tips for how to communicate about your session via Facebook and Twitter.
“Become a Dementia Friend” Poster/Flyer. Marketing posters in two templates. Both are editable. Type in your session details and print.
- Template A – letter size (pdf)
- Template B – letter size (pdf)
- Template A – 11 x 17″ (pdf)
- Template B – 11 x 17″ (pdf)
I am a Dementia Friend 8.5 x 11 Sign
We are Dementia Friends 8.5 x 11″ Sign
Dementia Friends Session 8.5 x 11 Sign
I am a Dementia Champion 8.5 x 11 Sign
We are Dementia Champions 8.5 x 11 Sign
I’m a Dementia Friend Sign (pdf) 18×24, 1-sided, estimated at $35 each. Material description: Adhesive vinyl print mounted to foam core. Laminated with 8509 luster laminate.
We are Dementia Friends Sign (pdf) 18×24, 1-sided, estimated at $35 each. Material description: Adhesive vinyl print mounted to foam core. Laminated with 8509 luster laminate.
Copyright and Contact Information
Materials adapted from Dementia Friends Minnesota and with permission of Dementia Friends, Alzheimer’s Society, London UK. Questions? Email Bonnie Nuttkinson, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute.