Make a difference in the lives of people living with Dementia.

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 movement is now spreading through Connecticut. 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.

Want to be a Dementia Friend?

discover your impact

To become a Dementia Friend, you join others in a one-hour Dementia Friends Information Session to learn five key messages and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia. As a Dementia Friend, your new understanding and attitudes will guide the practical actions you can take to help someone with dementia living in your community.

Want to champion the Dementia Friends movement?

First, attend a Dementia Friends information session to become Dementia Friend.

Next, let us know you want to attend a training to become a Dementia Friends Champion. Dementia Friends information sessions are facilitated by volunteer Champions who have been trained by LiveWell.

Champions training will equip you with the knowledge and activities needed to facilitate Dementia Friends Information Sessions with friends, family, colleagues and the wider community. The goal of the Dementia Friends Session is to help community members understand dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference for people living with dementia.

Get In Touch

Dementia Friends Connecticut: Shazia Chaudhry

schaudhry@livewell.org or 860-628-3018

Dementia Friendly Southington: Katy O’Leary

Interested in Dementia Friendly training for your business/organization or starting a Memory Café?  
Contact koleary@livewell.org or 860-628-3062

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