Resources for dementia care: Kolkata

This page contains information specific for dementia care in Kolkata, 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 helplines:
ARDSI Calcutta Chapter’s Dementia Helpline at 08232014540 Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (old number, +91 33 32214540, not in use any more: update obtained June 2016)(www.ardsikolkata.org )
Helpage India’s tollfree helpline for dementia/ elders issues: 1800-345-1253 (This national toll free number – BSNL 11 digit number is operational within the city and reachable from any service provider.)

Facility Address and other details

ARDSI Calcutta Chapter, Kolkata
(Calcutta/ Kolkata chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)

Offers counselling, care support, memory clinic, training for home carers, home visit, day care for dementia patients, etc, and runs helpline. Actively arranges events like awareness programs.

Also contact to check availability of dementia/ caregiving material in English and Bengali

ARDSI Calcutta Chapter
(Contact info reconfirmed: June 2016)
15/3C Naskarpara Lane
Kolkata – 700031

Contact person: Ms. Nilanjana Maulik (Secretary of the chapter)

Telephones(try all) -08232014540 Mobile: +91 93310-39839, 9830460306
(old number, +91 33 32214540, not in use any more: update obtained June 2016)

Operating Hours: 10:00am – 4:00 pm (Monday- Saturday)

ARDSI Calcutta Dementia Daycare Centre
‘Ankur’, P-5 Regent Estate, Kolkata 700 092
Phone: +91 93310-39839, 9830460306 (10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday)

Email: ardsikolkata@yahoo.co.in
Web: http://www.ardsikolkata.org

In addition to the helpline and the dementia day care centre, ARDSI Calcutta Chapter also conducts awareness programs and other events. Update Nov 2014: In September 2014, the chapter also started a dementia clinic in Dishari Hospital in Chandernagore. For more information/ appointment, please contact the ARDSI Calcutta Chapter as given above.

News and updates from ARDSI Kolkata are available in their newsletters, available here .

In 2009, the chapter also hosted the 15th ARDSI National Conference; see one report hereExperts warn of dementia epidemic .

Other dementia resources/ memory clinics

Dr. Trishit Roy & Dr. Atanu Viswas
58, Sambhunath Pandit Street,
Kolkata-25
Phone : 9830204837

National Neurosciences Centre,
Peerless Hospital, II Floor,
360 Panchasayar
Kolkata 700 094
Tel nos: (033) 2432 0777/2432 0999
Fax: (91-33) 2432 0682
Site: http://www.nnccalcutta.com

Please note that the Dignity Dementia Day Care Centre, earlier working from Babubagan Lane, Kolkata 700 031, has been discontinued.

Others Dementia training is sometimes offered by Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology

A comment added on this page mentions “Tribeca Care” as a company that offers dementia-related support. This comment is by the founder of the company. View the comment (it contains contact details) here: Comment on Tribeca Care

Please note that the Dementia Day Care project of Helpage India, earlier at Kalyan Ashram, Paramhansa Deb Road, Kolkata, has been discontinued. Contact Helpage directly to see if they have any new offering specifically for dementia. Contact details of Helpage given in the next section, below.

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.

[Back to top]

Helplines and other resources for elders

Dignity Helpline: + 91- 33 – 30690999
Helpage India’s tollfree helpline: 1800-345-1253 (This national toll free number – BSNL 11 digit number is operational within the city and reachable from any service provider.)

Facility Address and other details
Helpage India, Kolkata

Contact Person: Mrs. Susmita Ghose, National Director (East & North)
4th Floor, A.J.C. Bose Road
Kolkata – 700 014
Tel. No. : 033-22492526
Telefax: 033-22165913
Mobile: 09831281025

Email: kolkata@helpageindia.org
Site: http://helpageindia.org

Ask them about any elder care services, or about any dementia-related initiative, 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.

Dignity Foundation, Kolkata

20 L, Dhakuria Station Road, P.O.- Dhakuria
Landmark: near Ramachandra Boys High School
Kolkata – 700 031
Phone: 033-3069 0999/ 2418 7937
Email (try all): kolkata.dignity@gmail.com, kolkata.dignityfoundation@gmail.com
Website : http://www.dignityfoundation.com

Other sources for information on attendants, old age homes, etc. Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology works in the area of elder care, offering services to elders, doing training, research and publications, including training people for geriatric care.

[Back to top]

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

Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Bengali

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

[Back to top]

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 Kolkata", "dementia care Kolkata", "old age homes Kolkata."
  • Combine your search string with various versions of the city name in searches, such as Kolkata, Kolkatta, Calcutta. So, a search could be "old age homes Kolkata" or "dementia Calcutta"
  • The larger hospitals of the city will usually have memory clinics to help the initial diagnosis of dementia. Search for "memory clinic Kolkata" 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).

[Back to top]

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

Other useful links:

[Back to top]

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.

7 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Kolkata”

    1. I am not aware of any respite care in Kolkata that specializes in supporting persons with dementia, but please do contact ARDSI Kolkata listed above for updated information and general related support and suggestions.

      Also, please note that if you are looking for placing someone with dementia at a home, you will need to be very careful to check the suitability and reliability of the facility for the person you are placing, regardless of the reputation of the place. You may find some pointers for evaluation at this link: http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/#respite

        1. Dear Bhola Biswas,

          This site has many pages that discuss what dementia is, how it progresses, how it affects the person with dementia and family members, and what sort of care can be planned and given. You can use the menu to see the various pages on the site.

          Two pages that may be particularly relevant for you, based on your question, are (click on the links): Stages of Dementia and How Dementia Impacts Behaviour.

          You can also get an idea of the full list of pages from this link: Site Map of Dementia Care Notes.

          Regards,
          Swapna Kishore
          Dementia Care Notes

  1. I am searching for dementia rehabilitation center at kolkata for my aged father. Pl.let me know address contact no of the same.
    Thanks

    1. All the resources known to us are listed above. Please contact ARDSI Kolkata for suggestions regarding your situation. Their contact details are given above.

  2. Kolkata’s Largest Elder Care Company, Tribeca Care (www.tribecacare.com), provides Clinic based or Home based Dementia Assessment and counselling sessions by clinical psychologists. Call: +91 833 608 7426 or mail counselling@tribecacare.in for a confidential review with our Dementia Care Team. We believe that older loved ones deserve a life of dignity but primary carers sometime need help too.

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: This comment was posted by the founder of Tribeca Care. Site visitors are requested to check the facts and evaluate the company’s suitability and reliability themselves to decide whether it suits their needs.)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *