Resources for dementia care: Bangalore (Bengaluru), Mysore (Mysooru), Mangalore, Kolar

This page contains resources specific for dementia care in Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore and Kolar for the convenience of caregivers of patients of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. [read disclaimer]

Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias

Dementia helpline: ARDSI Bangalore chapter/ Nightingales Medical Trust had two helplines: 9379792906 and 9379830631, operating 9 am to 9 pm, with languages: Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, English, and Malayalam.(data reconfirmed in April 2015).

Facility Address and other details
ARDSI Bangalore Chapter (Bangalore chapter of ARDSI, promoted by Nightingales Medical Trust)

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Bangalore Chapter

For ARDSI Bangalore Chapter services and activities, contact Nightingales Medical Trust
(contact given below). Or email: or

(Projects of Nightingales Medical Trust)::

Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer’s (NCAA),
Kasturi Nagar


Nightingales Dementia Care
Sandhya Kirana

(Data reconfirmed Nov 2014)

(Data reconfirmed Nov 2014)

Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer’s (NCAA)

#8P6, 3rd-A Cross, East of NGEF Layout,
Kasturinagar (Next to BWSSB Water Tank), Banaswadi,
Bangalore – 560043
080 – 42426565 080 – 65356535

Admin manager: Ms. Chitra Kamat: 91-9243727215


Offers services for elders and dementia patients, including day care, respite care, acute assessments, memory clinics, counselling, etc. The facility is in heavy demand and has been expanding its capacity to the extent possible. It accommodates 86 residents and has a waiting list. (rechecked March 2015)

Nightingales Dementia Care,
Sandhya Kirana,
O’Shangassey Road, Opp. Sita Bhateja Nursing Home, Akkithimmanahalli, Shantinagar
Bangalore – 560025
080-41248448 OR 41248449

Offers services like day care and counselling.

Emails:, (you can also contact NCAA)

Nightingales Medical Trust also has training programs and other initiatives to support dementia awareness and caregiver support.

(Data reconfirmed Nov 2014)

(Joint project of Nightingales Medical Trust, Banglore and ETCM Hospital, Kolar)::

ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre,

(Data reconfirmed Nov 2014)

NMT and ETCM Kolar manage a 35 bed residential facility at Kolar at the ETCM hospital premises (approx 70 km from Bangalore). The facility was formally inaugurated on May 27, 2014.

The ETCM facility is located in the premises of the ETCM hospital and avails of the hospital services when needed. It is managed by NMT, Bangalore, which uses technology and telemedicine to provide quality, economical respite care services. The centre offers short-term and long-term stay institutional care services for seniors with varying degrees of illness and dependence, including seniors affected with dementia. The centre accommodates the seniors in large shared rooms. (Details as per site visit in August 2014)

For details, pricing, and possibility of admission, please contact Nightingales Medical Trust at 9986510443/ 9035025443 or email at

Address: Ellen Thoburn Cowen Memorial (ETCM) Hospital, Bangarpet Road, Kolar


A well-equipped, reputed, top-notch hospital for neurology, for diagnosis, treatment, and counselling. NIMHANS is staffed with several reputed, award-winning doctors of international renown. Conducts weekly memory clinic and support group meeting on dementia. Has India’s only”brain bank.”

NIMHANS, Hosur Road
Bangalore – 560029, India
Phone: 91-080-26995001/5002, 26564140, 26561811, 26565822
Fax: 91-080-26564830

Information on the weekly geriatric clinic ” this geriatric clinic/ memory clinic, currently on Saturday afternoons (rechecked March 2015), includes support group sessions explaining some specific aspects of dementia, and is run by senior specialists. Please contact NIMHANS for details.
Information on the brain bank and research
NIMHANS is a Govt. hospital, and can be approached for certificates required for tax and other governmental purposes.

Cognitive Neurology Clinic
Manipal Hospital

Diagnosis and treatment advice for dementia is available from the Cognitive Neurology Clinic. They may also provide some support for caregivers; contact them for information on their activities.
Cognitive Neurology Clinic
Department of Neurology (first basement)
Manipal Hospitals
#98, HAL Airport Road
Bangalore – 560 017.
and an additional clinicat
Cognitive Neurology Clinic
Annaswamy Mudalier General Hospital
No. 1 Bourdillon Road, Fraser Town
Bangalore – 560 005
Contact email:
Phone: +91-9538455077, 98450 05077/99862 28883
Others (Bangalore) Some names received for possible help in dementia or stroke care: for services or stay (please contact them to check suitability and reliability)

Goodhands ( for services to support home care. Elders can be enrolled here. Senior care specialists will collect data and with coordinate this with any requests for services to find suitable health care providers. Goodhands focuses on management and coordination to help seniors and can be reached using their website, using or, and phone +91 7676 044044 The organization is still new, so contact them for more details.
AdvantAGE Senior Care ( for caregivers and care homes
Cadabams Rehab (

ARDSI Mysore Chapter

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Mysore Chapter
(Contact details reconfirmed August 2015)

The ARDSI Mysore Chapter chairman is Dr. Hanumanthachar Joshi, Principal of Sarada Vilas College of Pharmacy.

The chapter is currently located at:
309, 2nd floor, Abhyodaya Apartments, Dattagalli, 3rd stage
Mysore- 570 004
Tel (try all): (0821) 2488612, 09663373701
Email: and

The ARDSI Mysore Chapter was inaugurated in June, 2013. In September 2013, it organized a walk as part of its dementia awareness drive on World Alzheimer’s Day. The chapter is hosting the ARDSI Conference, 2016 on December 10 and 11, 2016. Details on the programme can be seen at the website:

Dementia resources in Mangalore

Mangalore has a Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association, headed by Jerardin D’Souza. They have an active presence on social media, and are involved with many dementia support related projects and activities in Mangalore. They also have frequent talks explaining dementia, featured on radio and TV, and uploaded later.

Website: MAA website/ blog (started in May 2016)
View the association’s Facebook page

Contact: Windsor Manor, Highlands, Mangalore 575 002
Phone: 098 440 74759

Their videos (English, Kannada, Konkini) can be viewed on Youtube, for example: ALZHEIMER’S TALK in KANNADA and ALZHEIMER’S DEMENTIA–TALK By Er.Jerardin D’souza-Founder-MAA-Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association .

Pain/ Palliative Care

Hospitals active in palliative care include St.John’s Medical College Hospital (they have a Pain and Palliative Care Unit , contact Dr Shoba Nair) and Bangalore Baptist Hospital( contact them ).

Palliative care is also available in hospitals/ organizations working in cancer, such as HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology , Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology and Karunashraya and organizations working with HIV/ AIDS, such as Samraksha (they have Asha Jyoti, a Rural Continuum of Care) and Snehadaan . Another hospital mentioned in available resources is Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences (wiki page here , but their website may not be working).

When getting palliative care, please remain alert that the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia.

Palliative resources in Karnataka are listed by Pallium and by Pain & Palliative Care Society .

Other resources/ tips for home care/ trained attendants/ caregiver support The resources listed above may be able to provide home care/ attendants trained for dementia, or they may point you to other resources.

The sections below (resources for elders and general tips) may also be useful. Also, please check the comments left by various site visitors, as some of these may point to organizations that other caregivers have used. Please satisfy yourself about any service/ facility before using it.

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get attendants trained for dementia. You may need to use general attendants and train them on dementia yourself or with the help of volunteers. Our page here, Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care, discusses this topic in detail. You may also find our Caregiving Essential Toolkit useful.

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Helplines and other resources for elders

Elders Helpline: 1090 (toll-free)/ 080-22943226, run by Nightingales Medical Trust (contact given above) and Bangalore City Police.
Helpage helpline: 1800 180 1253 (tollfree number)
Dignity helpline: (080) 4151 1307, run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only (Contact Dignity Bangalore, contact given below, if you are unable to get through to the helpline)

Facility Address and other details
Helpage India, Bangalore Branch Office Address: 113, Royal Corner
No 1 & 2 Lal Bagh Road
Bangalore-560 027 Karnataka
Phone: 080-22213107, 22124594
Ask them about any elder care services and also about any Geriatric Physiotherapy clinic in the city, as such clinics can be useful for rehabilitation of persons with mobility problems and also with dementia.
Elders Helpline 1090/ 080-22943226 (with Bangalore Police)

Helps elders with distress calls, family disputes, rehab and counselling, tracing missing elders, etc. Also provides list of old age homes and agencies that supply attendants and nurses.

Ground Floor, No. 1, Infantry Road,
Bangalore 1

Krishna Rajendra Rd, Basavanagudi, Bangalore – 04
Toll-free Tel: 1090
Phone: +91 80 2294 3226

Nightingales Medical Trust

Offers support for seniors through initiatives like multiple elders enrichment centres across Bangalore, jobs 60+, senior citizen cards, etc.

(Data reconfirmed Nov 2014)

#8P6, 3rd-A Cross, East of NGEF Layout,
Kasturinagar (Next to BWSSB Water Tank), Banaswadi,
Bangalore – 560043
080 – 42426565


Nightingales Medical Trust offers several services for senior citizens, such as support for seniors through initiatives like multiple elders enrichment centres across Bangalore, jobs 60+, senior citizen cards, etc. It also manages dementia day care and respite care facilities in Bangalore and Kolar (for example, NCAA ) and promotes the ARDSI Bangalore Chapter (see above, under the dementia services section). However, it has divested from one of its services, Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS), and NHHS is now a unit of Medwell Ventures (see entry below for NHHS).

The Nightingales website describes their various current projects and future plans:

Nightingales Home Health Services (a unit of Medwell Ventures now, and formerly part of Nightingales Medical Trust)

For home nursing and some specialized services

Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS) was started several years ago and was part of the work done by Nightingales Medical Trust. NHHS provided a variety of home health care support. In April 2014, Nightingales Medical Trust divested from it, and Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS) is now a part of Nightingales Wellness Pvt. Ltd, a unit of Medwell Ventures. Please note that Nightingales Medical Trust continues to operate various other services and facilities in the senior citizen domain and in dementia care (see above).
Please contact them at for details of what they currently offer and what they plan to do. The Medwell website is at The earlier website of NHHS,, now redirects visitors to the new website at
The services offered by NHHS under the new management are different from those offered by the earlier management. Please contact them to understand what they do now. If you were an existing member under the old NHHS management, get in touch with them to get updated information on what is now available and what has been discontinued. When last checked (August 2015), they were not providing emergency medical care, (again, this may change, so please get in touch with them).
Contact phone numbers: (toll-free) 1800 103 4530
NHHS has offices at Indiranagar and at the older RT Nagar.
The Main office at Indiranagar:
2989/1A 12th Main, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560008
Phones: (toll-free) 1800 103 4530, 080-4530 0300

The RT Nagar office:
#337, 2nd Cross, 1st Block, R T Nagar, Bangalore 560032
Phones: 080-23548444, 23548555, 23548666

Dignity Foundation, Bengaluru (Update on Sept 19, 2014: Dignity Bengaluru is currently relocating and response time to emails may be poor: call Sandhya on her mobile if you need help/ information)
Dignity Foundation- Bangalore Chapter
Door No. 33/30-1(Ground floor)
“Rathna Nivas”, 4th Cross
K.V. Layout, 4th block
East Jayanagar, Near Usha Apartment
Bangalore 560011.

Contact person: Sandhya. S.N, mobile number: 9880117646
Ph: (080) 4151 1307, 4166 1122 (these landline numbers may change because of the relocation)
(The earlier address –383, 33rd Cross, 17th Main, Jayanagar 4th T Block — is no longer being used)

Other sources for information on attendants, old age homes, etc.

One upcoming resource is Portea which provides services and support for home care in multiple Indian cities, and is based in Bangalore. (see comment below from one caregiver). Visit their site/ contact them for details, and evaluate suitability and reliability as per your needs. Their helpline is 1800 121 2323 and email is

Red Cross, Kottayam (Kerala) also provides 24-hour attendants for many cities in South India, and may help for Bangalore. Contact: Indian Red Cross Society, Kottayam District Branch, Red Cross Tower, Nagambadom, Kottayam- 686001, Ph: 0481-2300238, 0481-2560238

A possible list of resources (may be outdated) is available on this site .

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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Kannada)

Kannada: Some information about dementia in Kannada can be downloaded/ viewed at this link: Kannada version, Dementia India Report 2010 (executive summary). This Kannada document includes figures and tables about symptoms, types of dementia, and risk factors, and discusses dementia's impact and care challenges. (View some excerpts here. Also, a video in Kannada and English that talks of dementia is available at ALZHEIMER'S TALK in KANNADA (Mangalore Alzheimer's Association). Kannada pages on dementia and Alzheimer's are available from White Swan Foundation: Dementia ಡಿಮೆನ್ಶಿಯ, Alzheimer's Disease ಆಲ್ಜೈಮರ್ಸ್‌ ಖಾಯಿಲೆ, and Understanding Alzheimer's Disease ಆಲ್ಜೈಮರ್ಸ್‌ ಖಾಯಿಲೆಯನ್ನು ಅರಿಯುವುದು.

Click here to locate our full list of resources with dementia and caregiving information in various Indian languages (currently Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu): Dementia Information in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu

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Click here to locate our full list of resources with dementia and caregiving information in various Indian languages (currently Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu): Dementia Information in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu

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General tips for locating relevant resources:

  • A list of local services can usually be obtained by surfing the Internet using keywords and the name of the city, such as "home nursing Bangalore", "dementia care Bangalore", "old age homes Bangalore."
  • Combine your search string with various versions of the city name in searches, such as Bangalore, Bengaluru, Bengalooru. So, a search could be "old age homes Bangalore" or "dementia Bengaluru"
  • The larger hospitals of the city will usually have memory clinics to help the initial diagnosis of a patient. Search for "memory clinic Bangalore" and other such phrases.
  • Updates/ fresh data on dementia support facillities/ services may also be avaailble from the National Dementia Helpline ( 04842808088 (Mon-Sat 10 AM-4 PM). E-mail: or other helplines handled by the ARDSI National Office (09846198471,09846198786, 09846198473)
  • The reception/ nurses at local hospitals often know about agencies that supply attendants/ nurses for home care.
  • Many large path lab services also provide home pickup of blood samples.
  • Many neighborhood path labs and small clinics are able to send nurses home for some minor procedures, like IV. Some even have contacts of doctors who may be willing to make home visits (you must satisfy yourself about the quality and reliability)

Also note, contact numbers and addresses keep changing. If you have an old number/ name of hospital/ doctor, etc., you can try to get the latest correct number/ address using local telephone inquiry/ assistance services or services like Justdial (0888-888-8888) and Askme (0444-444-4444).

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Please contact the resources listed above if you are looking for dementia/ care support in Bangalore, Mysore, Kolar. If you are looking for resources in other Indian cities/ regions, or across India, check out these links:

Other useful links:

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Disclaimer: This page was last updated in May, 2016 with whatever information was available and seemed relevant. However, we make no claims that the contents of this page are either accurate or complete, or that the persons/ organizations listed are reliable in any way, or that they are suitable for you (no fitment for purpose is intended or implied). The data is provided merely for information and convenience, and not in any way intended to be an endorsement for any person/ organization/ service/ resource. Also, services offered keep changing, so please contact the organisations to get up-to-date information.

Please note that Dementia Care Notes does NOT provide any services or any medical consultation.

4 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Bangalore (Bengaluru), Mysore (Mysooru), Mangalore, Kolar”

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    NIMHANS is observing World Alzheimer’s Day and World Elder’s Day for a week from 26th September to 1st October 2011. We solicit your and your organisation’s presence and active participation
    during the Public Forum on 27th September 2011 and 1st October 2011.
    Looking forward to your support.
    Thank You
    Coordinated by
    Geriatric Clinic and Services, NIMHANS

  2. We used services to get a nurse for my wife who needed IV thrice a day. The Portea helpline was not helpful, but I went to their office and talked to them. The nurse they sent was very good. Someone told me later that I could also have tried using Clumax, but I don’t know about them because I never contacted them.

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: This was the experience of an individual family. For all such posts, site visitors are requested to evaluate the facility’s suitability and reliability themselves to decide whether it suits their needs. Some evaluation suggestions are included at and at

  3. Dear Sirs,
    Our domestic helps mother who was a dementia patient has gone missing 5to 6 times, but somehow could be spotted in and around Bangalore. But 18 months back she went missing and could not be traced till date. They are helpless with no resources to spend on searching beyond a limit. Can you please let me know if any center in Bangalore takes care of them.
    Spread this suggestion to as many people as possible for easily locating the lost person.
    DHANDAPANI.N ,9845696852,

    1. I am not aware of any place that takes care of indigent persons with dementia, but you can check with NIMHANS, the Govt hospital, which is likely to be getting such questions and such cases. Your idea of a tattoo is, and in fact, a common technique used in the rural areas, but not so popular in cities. Other methods are also used, like stitching labels on clothes (at the back, especially).

      Thank you for sharing for for your concern.

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