HIVE Directory: Dementia Support

Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Services

Dementia Support Service
Our local staff are working by phone, in writing and online to support people affected by Dementia. Local Dementia Advisers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges, and prepare for the future. Dementia Advisers are there to explain about the condition as well as signposting people to the support services available. Face to face visits can also be arranged as appropriate.

Companion Calls
Companion Calls can help people with dementia and their carers feel more connected and less lonely. These are a social chat - they do not offer specific dementia support, advice, or guidance. Our trained volunteers make regular phone calls to check in and have a friendly chat about anything the person they’re calling chooses.

Dementia Talking Point
Dementia Talking Point is a helpful online community where anyone who is affected by dementia can receive valuable support. It's free, open day or night, and can be accessed online:

0333 150 3456

Aspex Portsmouth - Generate

Aspex has been running Generate – a free, inclusive art workshop for people with dementia – since 2015.

Providing a comfortable space to explore art, Generate takes place every Friday in our Learning Space. The sessions are led by artists Roy Eneas and Abi Wheeler, who support the participants to follow their own creative interests and find the techniques, materials and subject matter that inspires them.

Many of our participants join us with no arts background and those who do have some experience may not have painted or sketched for a long time. Over the years, we have seen how quickly people can develop their skills, gaining confidence and enjoyment through arts activities.

We currently have space for more members to join the group. If you’d like to find out more, please contact Dianna Djokey, Learning Programme Manager, at or on 02392 778080.

023 9277 8080

Dementia Friendly Hampshire

Dementia Friendly Hampshire is driving the development of dementia friendly communities across the county.

We are an independent charity, working to make Hampshire a county where people affected by dementia can live a good life, with opportunities to participate in and contribute to their communities and be valued for who they are.

07388 668332

Music for Dementia

Music for Dementia - Research shows and lived experiences demonstrate that music can help reduce the often distressing symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, apathy and anxiety.

M4d radio is part of the Music for Dementia campaign to make music available to everyone living with dementia. Their ambition is to make music freely available and a part of everyone’s care plan and is a group of five themed radio stations available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, playing music that evokes memories.

Head to the Website and check it out


Remind supports people with dementia and their carers via home visits and over the phone. The service is open to anyone with a diagnosis of dementia. Face to face activity and support groups are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

The Remind Dementia Service is the lead organisation in Portsmouth that works to make Portsmouth an ever more Dementia Friendly City. By engaging with local businesses and community services, they help people have a better understanding of how they can support people with dementia and their carers. Remind is part of the Solent Mind Charity group.

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
0330 332 4030

Royal Albert Day Centre

Come and make new friends and fill your day with new experiences.

If you are aged 65 or over, the Royal Albert Centre can offer support for both yourself and your carers.

Socialise and have fun at our modern and friendly centre, offering you the care and support you need, for the day you choose.

Specialist dementia care provided.

United Kingdom
023 9285 1419

Singing for the Brain - Portsmouth - In Person and Online

Join our singing group where you can meet new people in a friendly, fun and social environment. Singing can improve your brain activity, wellbeing and mood. You don’t need to be a good singer to benefit. Join us for fun vocal warm-ups and sing a wide variety of familiar and new songs in a supported environment. The group is hosted by our skilled, compassionate and experienced group leaders.

023 9289 2035

The Royal British Legion - Kit Bags Live On

Kitbags Live On is for veterans who have dementia that live in the community. This includes anyone who has served in the British armed forces. Veterans are expected to attend with carer.#
Kitbags Live On is an activity group run by the Admiral Nursing Service, a group facilitator, and volunteers who have been selected for the role due to their experience of both caring for someone with dementia and service life.
If you would like to attend, please call the Admiral Nurse Service on, 023 8202 5787. For further information call Cliff Cropley the Group Facilitator on, 07458 134672