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Dementia Friends Information Sessions

People with dementia get by with a little help from their friends. Anybody can become a Dementia Friend. It‘s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.

People with dementia want to carry on going about their daily lives and feeling included in their local community, but they sometimes need a helping hand to do so. Dementia Friends learn a little bit about what it‘s like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. This could be helping someone find the right bus or being patient in a till queue if someone with dementia is taking longer to pay. Every action counts.

Being a Dementia Friend isn‘t about volunteering or fundraising (though you can do that too if you want).

To become a friend you just need to watch the Dementia Friends short video or join a face-to-face information session in your area.

Here at RescueSkills, we are delighted to support this initiative by the Alzheimers Society by hosting some Dementia Friends face-to-face sessions at our training centre in Fareham, Hampshire.

We‘ll provide some tea, coffee and biscuits, and a friendly environment in which to come and learn some more about dementia with like-minded friends.

We can also come to your workplace, or a community group, or even a group of friends wanting to know a little more.

Although it is possible to just turn up to some of these sessions, we'd rather know how many we are catering for, and wouldn't want to disappoint you by having to turn you away from full sessions, so please book online via the Dementia Friends website, from the links provided below. You will need to register on the Dementia Friends website in order to book a space, but this is a simple process.

There is no charge for these sessions - yes that's right, they're absolutely FREE!

Course contents

The Dementia Friends sessions will provide you with:

  • A basic understanding of dementia
  • Information on how we can all help people with Dementia
  • Information on how you can register the actions that you decide to take after your Friend‘s information session on the Dementia Friends website

Session duration

The sessions last just 1 hour, but we will provide opportunity for networking with likeminded friends before and after the session with a cup of tea/coffee and some biscuits.


There is no certification provided for this session, although upon completion of the session, you will receive a free pin-badge to wear to identify you as a Dementia Friend, and a small booklet with some more sources of information. All that is asked in return is that you commit to taking some simple action that will make it easier for someone to live with Dementia.

Scheduled Courses and Booking

No public courses found in the next three months - sorry. Please ask us for details why, as this may be a problem with our databases rather than a real lack of courses.

To view ALL the current scheduled Dementia Friends face-to-face sessions, you may [Click here] or contact us for information about booking a session at your venue.

We offer courses in Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Dorset, and further afield. We are based in Fareham, Hampshire.

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