Choir Hits The Right Notes At The East Hampshire Dementia Festival - The Directory Group

Choir hits the right notes at the East Hampshire Dementia Festival


The Petersfield Dementia Choir is one of many services and activities on offer for people with dementia at our special event

The amazing impact of music on the mind can be seen in the performances of the Petersfield Dementia Choir at next month’s Dementia Festival. 

Held on March 10 at Petersfield Festival Hall, the annual event provides guidance, contacts, legal advice and more for people concerned about memory loss in themselves or in a loved one.   

Once again the Petersfield Dementia Choir will attend as an example of the fantastic activities open to people with the condition. 

Cllr Julie Butler said: “I am so passionate about the dementia choir. It is proven that for people with dementia, singing holds so many keys to the mind and the memories. 

“When the music strikes up and people begin to sing songs they have known all their life the memories come flooding back, it’s a wonderful way for people with dementia to stay active and engaged.”  

The event is organisation by EHDC and Petersfield Dementia Friends and seeks to show people how to live well with dementia. 

It boasts around 30 stallholders from organisations across the community who can provide help or comfort to families touched by dementia, providing practical help and guidance. 

Jeff Williams a Petersfield Dementia Friends Champion, said: “It can be quite a worrying time if you or a family-member gets diagnosed with dementia, but there is lots of help out there. 

“Medical and legal advice, practical help for families and carers, activities and dementia-related services are all together under one roof.  

“This event brings it all together so you can learn about how best to live well with dementia.” 

The festival runs from 10am-3.30pm and will feature: 

  • Solicitor’s advice, including Powers of Attorney 
  • Memory Café serving free refreshments 
  • Petersfield Dementia Choir 
  • Support and advice to stay safe and well 
  • Information and practical advice from 30+ organisations 


For more information on the festival contact Callum Christie or Hannah Robbins at East Hampshire District Council - or - or Jeff Williams, Dementia Friends Champion, Petersfield on 07849 195702. 

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hornden, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne and Bosham.