Dementia Friends is a global movement to change the way people think, act, and talk about dementia.
To date, there are 2, 726 Dementia Friends, 219 Dementia Champions, and 53 Dementia Friends Master Trainers in Wisconsin. Founded in the United Kingdom, Dementia Friends was brought to Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute in 2018. Dementia Friends Wisconsin is for anyone interested in making a positive difference in the lives of people living with dementia. Download an info sheet.
To become a Dementia Friend:
Participate in a one-hour, no-cost Information Session led by a trained Dementia Friends Champion. Learn the five key messages of dementia, what it’s like to live with dementia, and how to better communicate with someone who has dementia. As a Dementia Friend, you can turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living with dementia in your community. Your action can be big or small. Every action counts! To find a dementia friends information session near you, please contact Kathleen O’Toole Smith or watch our website for upcoming sessions.