Together, We Can Make a Difference.
A Dementia Friend is someone who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of people living with dementia through increased awareness and support.
Even small changes can help support people living with dementia to remain included, accepted and connected with their community.
All In-Person Sessions Are Suspended
For the health and safety of everyone in our communities due to COVID-19, all in-person Become-A-Friend sessions are suspended for the time being. Hosts may decide to cancel or reschedule.
Our online video session is available if you would like to become a Dementia Friend during this time.
FRIENDS (in Indiana)
How To Become a Friend
To become a Dementia Friend, you can either attend an in-person info session or watch an online video.
The Dementia Friends Indiana movement seeks to advance education and awareness of dementia, reduce the stigma associated with the disease, and create community environments that are welcoming and conducive for those living with dementia.
To a Friend
“The Memory Café gives [my husband] J.P. a new place to repeat his one-liners, laugh and interact in a safe, friendly environment. I’m a very social person too, so cutting me off from that is hard. This feeds my soul.”
-Sharon Kleinhelter, spouse and caregiver
From a Friend
“Even though I lived through dementia through the eyes of my BFF, there were still so many enlightening points and helpful hints to help us help them. That is what we can never learn enough of. The greater percentage of all of us will be faced with this situation in our lifetime.”
-Carolyn May, Dementia Friend