Dementia Friends

What is Dementia Friends?

“Dementia Friends” is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

Dementia Friendly Keighley have local Dementia Champions who deliver this hour long session. They provide sessions in the community and are happy to deliver to ready-made groups of friends, colleagues or community groups.

We also run regular information sessions in the DFK centre based in the Airedale Shopping Centre.

Dates for 2022;

Friday 4th February

Friday 4th March

Friday 1st April

Friday 6th May

Friday 3rd June

Friday 1st July

Friday 5th August

Friday 2nd September

Friday 7th October

Friday 4th November

Friday 2nd December



Dementia Friends Target

We’re pleased to say that Dementia Friendly Keighley reached it’s target of 5000 Keighley dementia friends by the year 2020. And we’re still working to raise awareness of dementia in our community. 

If you would like to become a dementia friend, whether its just you, a group of colleagues or a community group, get in touch as we can deliver the hour session free of charge with one of our Dementia Champions.


  • FRIENDS SO FAR (JUNE 2021) – 5164

Click below to register your interest in becoming a Dementia Friend and help Keighley become more dementia friendly. 

Dementia Friends Programme

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

To find out more about the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends programme click here »  Dementia Friends

Dementia Champions

Dementia Champions are trained volunteers who deliver Dementia Friends sessions and encourage others to learn a little bit about dementia. Champions run Information Sessions wherever needed in their community and inspire others to help those living with dementia to live well.

If you would like to contact one of Dementia Friendly Keighley Champions, click below to send us a message or call the office on 01535 602529

To find out more about the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Champions programme click here » Dementia Champions
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