dementia advice

There are 800,000 people in the UK with dementia and this figure is expected to rise in the coming years. Dementia mainly affects people over the age of 65 and the likelihood increases with age. However, it can affect younger people and there are over 17,000 people in the UK under the age of 65 who have dementia. Currently only a third of people with dementia receive a formal diagnosis or have contact with specialist services throughout their illness. It is very important for people to get as early a diagnosis as possible in order to maintain their quality of life for as long as possible.   Our dementia advice service started in January 2010 as part of the Government’s pilot scheme to help people with dementia and their carers, family and friends to get the appropriate support from first diagnosis throughout their illness. Since October 1st 2012, we have been providing dementia advice services in Basingstoke, Deane and Alton; Hart Rushmoor; Eastleigh, Winchester and Romsey as well as in Andover.  

how can we help?

we are a consistent point of contact and support from first diagnosis throughout your journey

      • we listen to you and answer your questions
      • we help you to identify what information you need and how to find it
      • we provide you with tailored information to help you live your life to the full
      • we tell you about other local services
      • we support you to plan for the future


how do I get a referral to the Dementia Advice Service?

You can ask the following to refer you to the service:

      • your GP
      • the community mental health team
      • other healthcare professionals.

You can also contact the service yourself. If you would like to refer yourself, please complete this form and in the message box on the form, please tell us that you are interested in dementia advice.



how to contact us

Andover: Westbrook Close, South Street, Andover SP10 2BN Tel: 01264 353363 email:



Basingstoke & Deane and Alton: The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke RG21 4AF tel: 07795 975014 email:



Eastleigh: One Community, 16 Romsey Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9AL tel: 07557 474261 email:



Hart Rushmoor: Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hants. GU51 4AE

tel:01252 624808 email:



Romsey: tel: 07827 318032. email:



Winchester:  tel: 07748 687265 or 07827 318032 email:



further information

you can find out more about dementia from: NHS Choices BBC Health The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia UK