Resources for dementia care: Hyderabad

This page contains information specific for dementia care in Hyderabad, and other cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, 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: 9618527072 (this is part of the Memory Clinic of ARDSI Hyderabad-Deccan Chapter and functions Mon-Sat, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm)

Facility Address and other details

ARDSI, Hyderabad-Deccan Chapter
(Hyderabad-Deccan Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)

Offers activity centre, awareness programs, support group meetings, dementia helpline, and memory clinics. Has Dementia/ caregiving information in English, Telegu, and Urdu.

ARDSI Hyderabad Deccan
(Data updated/ confirmed Sep 2016)

Registered office & Activity Center:
The Zeba Bashiruddin Centre for Healthy Ageing
8-2-332/5, Road no. 3, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad – 500 034. INDIA
Email: ardsihyd@gmail.com
www.ardsihyd.org
E-group at: ardsi_hyd@googlegroups
Workdays: Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 4:30pm
Ph: +9618527072, 9004528557, 9246519063

The centre is especially designed and equipped for persons with dementia. Other senior citizens can volunteer to support the day care. The centre also has material that caregivers may find useful. It has an associated memory clinic.

Contact Saadiya Hurzuk for this day care and also for the memory clinic associated with it, using the above address, or at phones 9618527072, 9004528557, Mon-Sat, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm)

Other memory clinics by/ in association with ARDSI Hyderabad-Deccan Chapter)

Memory clinic at NIMS
(part of ARDSI Hyderabad-Deccan Chapter)
Contact: Ms Amulya Rajan – Psychologist
Room No. 3, Millenium Block, Ground Floor
NIMS, Punjagutta, Hyderabad – 500 082 (Telangana State)
Ph: +91-40-6610-3413, 9246919063
(The Memory Clinic functions Mon-Sat, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)

Memory clinic at Asha Hospitals
(associated with ARDSI Hyderabad-Deccan Chapter)
8-2-09/7/1, Road number 14, GS nagar, Nandi Nagar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad- 34
Ph 040- 66752222 ext 213, email : mc.ashahospital@gmail.com
By appointment only, contact person: Divya

For monthly caregiver support group meetings, contact:
Ms Saadiya Hurzuk, Ms. Amulya by email: ardsihyd@gmail.com or hurzuk.saadiya@gmail.com or by Ph: 9618527072, 9004528557, 9246519063

Possibly useful list of providers on their site at: List of Home Care Service Providing Agencies in Hyderabad.

The chapter regularly organizes events and workshops. View their events at: their Events page. Contact them to get updated information.

Heritage Elder Care Services

Full-time stay for persons with dementia is being made available at Heritage Elder Care Services (please contact to check current status of project, and its suitability and reliability)

Heritage Elder Care Services
Heritage Medical Centre
Kamalapuri Colony Phase 3
Hyderabad-500 073
Phones: +91-96666 41554, 040-2337 9999, 040-2339 0000
Email: info@heritagehealthcareindia.com
Website: heritagehealthcareindia.com

Other dementia awareness activity in this region
(Guntur, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam)

Some newspaper reports of activities/ events in 2013 and 2014, which may give leads on possible experts and organizations involved in dementia:

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

Helpline run by Helpage India in coordination with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation: 1253 (toll-free: 1800-180-1253)

Facility Address and other details
Helpage India, Hyderabad Branch Office

Contact Person: Mr. S. Dass, State Head – Andhra Pradesh
2-2-3 /A / A5, Prema Sai Appts.
Beside ATI, Shivam Road
DD Colony
Hyderabad – 500007
Tel. No. : 040-27427066/ 27428472
Email: hyderabad@helpageindia.org

Site: http://helpageindia.org

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.

Day Care Centers for elders

A list of Day Care Centers in Hyderabad, said to be published by the Aasara project (a senior-citizen focused Government of Andhra Pradesh project) is available from “Ageing Samachar” at this link: http://ageingsamachar.weebly.com/day-care-centres.html . Also check out the other links on the website for more information that may be relevant to seniors.

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

Heritage Hospitals- Home Health Care Services provides a range of home health care services, including bedside attendants. Their toll-free number is 1800.102.2424

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

Please check comments below for any more resources persons may have shared.

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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Telugu and Urdu)

Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Telugu

Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Urdu

Click here for our full list of dementia/ care resources in various Indian languages (currently Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu): Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Indian Languages

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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 Hyderabad", "dementia care Hyderabad", "old age homes Hyderabad."
  • Combine your search string with various versions of the city name in searches, such as Hyderabad, Hydrabad, Secunderabad, Secundarabad, Guntur, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam. So, a search could be "old age homes Hyderabad" or "dementia Hydrabad"
  • The larger hospitals of the city will usually have memory clinics to help the initial diagnosis of dementia. Search for "memory clinic Hyderabad" 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: ndh@ardsi.org) 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 Hyderabad/ Guntur/ Vijayawada/ Visakhapatnam. 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 June, 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.

23 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Hyderabad”

  1. Am working a a Elders Helpline-1253 counsellor in helpAge India at Hyderabad,ARDSI is doing cery good job becouse only few of organisations are giveing Alzheimers care in Hyderabad.
    if you want any information for Elders issuse and Old age home`s details and outher information for elders plaese contacts my no. 9963716618

  2. Hello
    We are looking for home attendant at vanasthalipuram, hyderabd. she is suffering from bone cancer so she needs attendant, she has stay with her and give medicines on time, prepare food and feed. since we are very far from Hyderabd we want to appoint attendant for her. so please provide all the details and charges.
    thank you
    srinivas

    1. Sorry to hear about your aunt. Dementia Care Notes is an informational website, and does not provide services of the sort you are looking for. Also, our focus is dementia care, and the facilities listed here are mainly intended for dementia situations.

      However, you may find it useful to check up with Helpage India, or the elder helpline in Hyderabad (contact information given above), or the various other senior-care related resources listed above and in the comments. Or you may use the tips mentioned above for searching for suitable service providers. Some providers are also listed on this page: http://ardsihyd.org/contactus.html

      Please note that you will need to evaluate the service provider for suitability and reliability yourself, and that the quality of actual service may be very different from what the organizations claim to provide. Wishing you the very best.

  3. I need help to find out where I can get hospital bed for my elderly mother with Dementia in Hyderabad . We also need resources for getting help during the day to take care of her . Thank you .

    1. Please contact ARDSI Hyderabad and other resources mentioned above. They may be able to help, or may be able to give you contact details of others who can. Try the phone numbers (or contact your local Justdial or other directory services if the numbers don’t work). In case you learn of some other resources, please shar it on this page, so that other caregivers can also benefit. Wishing you the very best.

  4. Sir,
    Whether any old age home available in A.P for my dad who is suffering from Dementia. According to doctors he is in final stage, but not bed ridden as of now. Need a home which is having capability to stop him from absconding.

    1. There may be old age homes in AP, but I am unaware of any that can support someone in advanced stage dementia. I suggest you contact each of the resources on this page (such as ARDSI Deccan Chapter) and ask them, as they may have some more information. Also contact Helpage India, to see if they know of any places that may be suitable.

      1. I’m not aware of any care home in AP that caters to long term care for persons with dementia. Contact ARDSI Hyderabad (address and contact is available above) to get updated information or for suggestions on how to support care for someone with dementia using various resources available in AP. Best wishes…

        Swapna Kishore
        Dementia Care Notes

  5. I Recently moved from Chennai to Hyderabad. My mother is having an issue where doctors diagnosed it is Alzhemer’s.
    She is 63 Years and have challenges with Memory and doing Self Related Activities.

    A month back there was a huge problem where she Started screaming and continuously weeping for no reason. Due to that i have had a problem with the tenants where they asked us to vacate the house and search for a new home.

    She is fine right now as she is not screaming anymore. At times she appears like she is disappointed meaning she is not having anything.

    The challenge i have right now is about New House where people could understand the problem my mother has and accept it the way it is. I don’t think asking for helping me find a house is a right question to post in this forum but i am just giving it a try.

    Other help i need is about the information about the Day Care centers available in Hyderabad. She is little active and not bed ridden. I am thinking that a little bit of Occupational Therapy and engaging here would defintely help her overcome the hard situation she is undergoing.

    Please help and suggest.

    Thanks,
    Pavan
    +91-99899 53351
    +91-96424 12870

    1. Dear Pavan,

      Sorry to hear about the challenges you are facing. I suggest you contact the ARDSI Deccan (ARDSI Hyderabad) chapter; the contact details are given above, on the page. They will be able to guide you and also offer some activities, and may even know of professionals/ other resources in Hyderabad. There are other resources listed above, also. Hopefully some of them will be able to help you.

  6. Respected Sir,
    This is SYED from H&C ELDER CARE SERVICES Masabtank Hyderabad
    we provide Trained bedside attenders on 24 Hrs monthly bases if any one interested please reach me on hceldercareservices@gmail.com,,,skmohiduddin@gmail.com
    Regard’s
    syed
    9703021427

  7. Greetings from ‘Yellow Home-Care’
    We are a Home Health Care services company based out of Hyderabad. We provide complete Home Care services from basic ‘Bed-Side Care to Professional Nursing Services’ under our brand name ‘Yellow Home Health Care’. We are a Private Ltd company who take pride in providing complete Home Care services to clients at the comfort and convenience of their own home.
    Some of the Services we offer to our clients at their Home are:
    • Bed-side care
    • Nursing Services
    • Pediatric Care
    • Geriatric Care / Elderly Care
    • I V-Therapy and other general medical procedures

    Our Nurses are registered with required qualification, experience and our Bed-side care givers are trained to provide complete home based health care.

    Please visit our website for more information – http://www.yellowhomecare.com or call us on 040-40325555.

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: This comment was posted by an employee of Yellow Home Care. 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 http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-trained-attendants-for-dementia-home-care/ and at http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/)

  8. My brother-in-law is 81 years old and my sister is 75 years old.
    They are managing their affairs alone.
    In the recent past my brother-in-law had serious health problems and even though he has recovered slightly,he needs a male attendant during day time to take care of him.
    Hence this e-mail to your organization.
    Kindly let me know your terms and conditions.
    After hearing from you,I shall give more details of my sister’s phone no,etc.to proceed further.
    With regards,
    M.SUNDARARAMAN.

    1. Dear Mr. Sundararaman

      I’m sorry to hear about the situation for which you are seeking solutions. However, as explained above, Dementia Care Notes is not an organization and does not provide any services/ attendants, etc. This page provides some information on organizations that may be able to help, and also some tips on how to locate such organizations. Please evaluate their suitability and reliability before you use their services.

      You can also check some discussions on this website for suggestions on how to effectively plan for and use attendants, and how to evaluate organizations, etc. See http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-trained-attendants-for-dementia-home-care/ and at http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/ However, please keep in mind that any discussions/ data on this website are just for information, and that you, as a user, need to do relevant checks to ensure the safety and welfare of the persons for whom you are seeking help.

      Wishing you the very best…

  9. My mother is of 63 years, who is suffering from epilepsy,parkinsons plus dementia,and acute pyschosis. now she is on rice feeds and bed ridden , need some a home nurse to take care in the house.

    1. Sorry to hear this. You can try contacting the various resources listed on this page, but please be careful that you evaluate any service provider properly for reliability and competence, etc. The page also includes links to some discussions with suggestions about evaluation and how to effectively used trained staff for patient care. Please note that as explained above the comment box (and also in many comments on this page), Dementia Care Notes does not provide any services and does not recommend any specific service provider.

  10. Hi,
    I’m Manasa. My grandfather is suffering from dementia. He keeps hallucinating and keeps blaming people of either stealing his things, he has fought with his brothers and sisters as well and accused them of stealing from him. Off late his hallucinations have become wilder. We don’t know what is to be done. I’m located at Hyderabad currently. I did try contacting Ardsi using the contact number provided on this site. But I didn’t get any response. No one is even lifting the call. I would very much appreciate if you can pull me through to some institution that offers a little relief.
    Thank you

    1. Dear Manasa

      So sorry to hear about your grandfather.

      (1) Do try calling ARDSI Hyderabad again and also try emailing; I, too, will try to get in touch with them to see if there is any update to their contact data.

      (2) Most of us find ways to handle changed and difficult behavior at home. To understand more about changed behavior and possible approaches, please also check the following pages on this site:
      How dementia impacts behavior and
      Handling Behavior Challenges

      Please feel free to email at dementiacarenotes@gmail.com after you check out these pages, in case you need more information/ pointers.

      Best of luck!
      Swapna Kishore
      Dementia Care Notes

    2. Dear Manasa,

      I have updated the page with small additional data/ corrections on contact/ time/ date information of ARDSI Hyderabad based on what ARDSI Hyderabad told me a few days ago. I hope you have been able to get in touch with them. If not, please let me know.

      In any case, please do look around this site to get more information and suggestions that may be useful to your situation. Also, feel free to contact me by email (see the site’s contact page) if you need more information/ pointers.

      Swapna Kishore
      Dementia Care Notes

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