Dementia care and support

Information about services for people living with dementia and their carers

Services are provided by Hampshire County Council and partner organisations including the NHS.

What is Dementia

Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia but not all dementia is due to Alzheimer's.

Further information about types of dementia from the Alzheimer's Society.

Dementia Advisor Service

The Dementia Advisor Service was developed following the launch of the National Dementia Strategy when people with dementia and their carers told us they wanted choice and control over how they live their lives. In order to have this choice and control, access to clear accessible information tailored to their individual needs is crucial. The Dementia Advisor Service will provide this information as well as facilitating access to appropriate care, and other support.

Dementia Friendly Hampshire

In 2012 the Prime Minister set his Dementia Challenge to deliver major improvements in dementia care and research by 2015. Hampshire is at the forefront of the national dementia friendly communities work. Hampshire County Council is working with Andover Mind to create a number of recognised dementia friendly communities across the county.

Dementia Friendly Hampshire website

Dementia friendly toolkit

Hampshire County Council has a toolkit for businesses and organisations to help them think about how to become more dementia aware and friendly.

Given the expected increase in the numbers of people with dementia over the next twenty years, local authorities have an important role in helping to develop dementia friendly communities that will support people in their homes and neighbourhoods.

Download the Dementia Friendly toolkit