This annual event offers advice and assistance on how to live with dementia and provides guidance, contacts, legal advice and more for people concerned about memory loss in themselves or in a loved one.

The East Hampshire Dementia Festival will be held on Friday 4 October 2024 at Petersfield Festival Hall.

It is arranged in partnership between East Hampshire District Council and Dementia Friendly Petersfield, a local dementia charity.

It will offer activities suitable for people with dementia, music, crafts and a chance to meet and chat with people who share similar experiences.

Open from 10am-3pm the festival will feature:

  • solicitor’s advice, including Powers of Attorney
  • Memory Cafe serving free refreshments
  • live music
  • Petersfield Dementia Choir
  • support and advice to stay safe and well
  • information and practical advice from 30+ organizations

Getting to the Dementia Festival

The 2024 Dementia Festival will take place again at the Petersfield Festival Hall, located in the centre of Petersfield.

Venue address – Festival Hall, Heath Road, Petersfield, GU31 4EA.

Find out where it is on Google Maps

Parking – there is a large pay-and-display car park adjacent to the Festival Hall and parking will be free in this Festival Hall car park for those attending the Dementia Festival.

Public transport – Petersfield is accessible by bus and has a train station. To plan your journey by public transport the Hampshire County Council website.

About dementia

Overall, in Hampshire there are 12,412 cases of dementia recorded in 2020, however, when applying the survey figures to local population estimates the number of cases of dementia in Hampshire is estimated to be much higher at around 23,710.

Audrey Morton from Dementia Friendly Petersfield and other key partners from VSCE groups organize the event with the support of East Hampshire District Council.

Audrey said:

“The impact of a diagnosis of dementia is different for everyone, some people may be pleased to at least have a diagnosis for the problems they have been experiencing while others may be feeling angry, afraid, lost and alone, everyone is different.”

“Whether you are concerned about a friend’s or relative’s memory loss, have just been diagnosed with dementia, or indeed care for someone living with dementia, the Dementia Festival is there to provide excellent information and support to you. Medical and legal experts, support workers and various stall holders offering details of social and physical support groups in the East Hampshire area will be available. We all look forward to welcoming you to the festival and doing our very best to help in any way we can”

Get in touch

To find out more, please contact Monika Legg at East Hampshire District Council – or Audrey Morton on 07895502994.