What Is a Dementia Champion
A Dementia Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by facilitating Dementia Friends informational sessions in our community so that people can learn more about the personal impact of dementia, and what actions they can take to help.
It’s easy to get involved. First, become a Dementia Friend. Then, register to attend a Dementia Champions induction training. They are offered twice a year.
New Dementia Champions join a group of over 25 community members who volunteer together, receive support when they need it from Master Champion Trainers, and meet up quarterly for social gatherings.
To be a Dementia Friends Champion you need to:
- Genuinely have the time to run 4-6 Dementia Friends information sessions each year
- Be over 16 years old
- Be a good communicator and speak objectively about dementia
- Enjoy talking to groups of people
- Have access to the internet and be willing to record the number of Friends you reach, including taking pictures
- Willing to set up information sessions in workplaces and your local community
- Enthusiastic about Dementia Friends
- Voluntarily attend a 3 hour induction, and a 3 hour annual Champion Gathering