Resources for dementia care: Mumbai

This page contains information specific for dementia care in Mumbai/ Greater Mumbai, 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

Facility Address and other details
ARDSI Mumbai and Greater Mumbai
(Mumbai, Greater Mumbai Chapters of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)
Offer support group meetings, awareness programs, training programs for caregivers, home counselling, and act as resource for dementia care

ARDSI Mumbai Chapter
BMC School Bldg, Room No. 27 (2nd floor), Gate No.14., JJ Hospital Complex, Byculla, Mumbai 400 008
Hon. Secretary: Ms. Vidya Shenoy
Tel. 022 – 23742479 (time 11:30 am to 3:30pm), M- 8286126890, 9757095327
Email: vishvidya9@gmail.com (reconfirmed Sep 2016)

For details of their activities, see ARDSI Mumbai explanation in their January 29, 2014 comment below or contact Vidya to know of their latest trainings and other work.

ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter

Secretary – Mr. Sailesh Mishra
Bldg: ARENA – 3, Flat: 801/802,
Poonam Garden, Near S.K. Stone,
Off. Mira Bhayandar Road,
Mira Road (East),
Greater Mumbai – 401107
Tel: 9819819145
Email:  sailesh2000_2000@yahoo.co.uk, sailesh@silverinnings.com

To know more about the activities of ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter, contact Sailesh Mishra (Founder President, Silver Inning Foundation).

Dignity Dementia Day Care

Dignity Dementia Day Care
11-A Ground Floor, Byculla Service Industries Premises,
Dadajee Khondeo Road
Byculla East, Mumbai 400027
(This was earlier in Dadar West, moved in early 2016)

Ph: 022-65257391 (or call Dignity Helpline)
Email: responsedignity@gmail.com
Website : http://www.dignityfoundation.com

A1 Snehanjali
(assisted living for elders)

A1 Snehanjali
This facility, opened in August 2013, accepts persons with conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and elders who need assistance/ are bedridden, but does not provide medical services. It is very selective about admission. It focuses on residents’ quality of life through a combination of activities and a person-centric approach, and is well integrated with the community/ village around it. It accepts persons with dementia, but mainly at early/ mid-stage persons. The facility has been started by Sailesh Mishra as part of the Silver Innings Social Enterprise.
Address:
A1 Snehanjali
Silver Innings Assisted Living Elder Care Home
Marciana Bungalow, D’Silva Nagar, Nala Village
Nalasopara west
Taluka Vasai, Dist. Thane
Maharashtra 401203

Center Manager Tel: 9323919145
Email : info@a1snehanjali.com, a1snehanjali@gmail.com, silverinnings@gmail.com
Skype-id: a1snehanjali
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A1Snehanjali
Website: a1snehanjali.com

Silver Innings Social Enterprise also has a Facebook group for Alzheimer’s: Silver Innings Alzheimer’s India .

More on the Silver Innings group below.

A Silver Amore
(assisted living for elders)

A Silver Amore
This assisted living facility, opened in early 2016, provides long and short term care options for seniors who need assistance in daily tasks. They accept persons with dementia.
Address:
A Silver Amore
Survey No. 237, Hissa No 18, Neat to Emerald ISLE resort, Shire Road, Bhate Bunder, Above Vailankani Church, Uttan Village, Bhayandar (West), Dist. Thane, Maharashtra 401106

Tel: 022-65651199, +91-99672 70587
Email : asilveramore@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asilveramoreeldercarehome/
Website: asilveramore.com

Please contact them/ visit them to know about their admission process, their caregiving approach, whether they support basic nursing care, the consultants associated with them, their rehab and care plans, etc. As with any such facility, please evaluate for suitability and reliability.

Dignity Lifestyle, Neral

Dignity Lifestyle Retirement Township, Neral, is an assisted care facility for people afflicted with Dementia as well as other senior citizens with disability

Dignity Lifestyle Township
Karjat Matheran main Road,
Neral – Raigad District-410101
Maharashtra
Tel: +917588186025, +919373518606, +919403533025
Email: enquirymanager@dignitylifestyle.org, mansi.atre@dignitylifestyle.org
Website : http://www.dignitylifestyle.org,
http://www.dignityfoundation.com

This is an assisted living facility, not a medical facility. Please be very clear about what the facility provides, especially in terms of medical support/ responsibility. A correct understanding will help avoid mismatch in expectations and situations like those in this case: (case details here ).

Various diagnostic facilities/ memory clinics

BYL Nair Charitable Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College


Dr. A.L.Nair Road, Mumbai 400008
Tel: (022) 23081490 to 99, 23027631
Web: http://www.tnmcnair.com/
Department of Psychiatry, Nair Hospital, offers services including detection & treatment of dementia.

Nair Hospital runs a psychogeriatric clinic once a week (currently Thursday), where you can go for advice on memory and behavior and other problems. Please contact the department of Psychiatry(Dr. Alka Subramanyam) for details.

Holy Family Hospital,
St. Andrew’s Road, Bandra (West),
Mumbai 400050
(Check Dept of Neurology/ Psychiatry)
Phone: 022-30610555
E-mail: info@holyfamilyhospital.in
Website: http://www.holyfamilyhospital.in

Holy Family has a memory clinic; please contact them for appointments at 022- 30610379. They also have a regular support group meeting. For information on the support group meetings, contact Ms. Amrita Patil-Pimpale at (+91) 9167 61 3665

Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Sion, Mumbai -400022
(Check Department of Psychiatry)
Tel: (+91 22) 24076381, 24063000, 24092020, 24082504

Website: http://www.ltmgh.com/

LTMC hospital used to have a memory clinic earlier. Please check with them whether this is still continuing.

J.J Hospital-Grant Medical College

Dr. S.V Khadilkar,
Dept of Neurology
Main Building, 4th Floor,
Sir J. J.hospital, Byculla, Mumbai 400008
Phone: 022 23735555 Ext: 2223,2224,2263
Web: Wikipedia page
(official site seems to have lapsed): http://www.grantmedicalcollege-jjhospital.org

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute.,
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg, Four Bunglows, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400053
(Check “Centre of Brain & Nervous System”)
Tel: 24 Hrs (+91 22)3099-9999
They have a memory clinic.
Web: Their site and Kokilaben Hospital’s page about the memory clinic

Dr. Sachin Patkar
Patkar Nursing Home
Block 1, Plot 189-A,Elaichi Villa,
Near Sion Hospital, Next To Punjab National Bank,Jain Society
Sion (W) Mumbai-400022
Phone : (022) 24091368 / 24077736
Mobiles: +91-9833065549 / +91-9821082802
Email: drpatkar@drsachinpatkar.com
Website: http://drsachinpatkar.com/ (has many more contact details)

D.Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre
Deptt Of Psychiatry,
Dr.D Y Patil Hospital And Research Centre ,
Sector-5, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai – 400706
Tel: +91 22 2770 0300, 3921 5999
E-mail: info@dypatilhospital.org
Site: http://dypatilhospital.net/

Manav Neuro Psychiatric Hospitals Pvt Ltd
(Dr. Sundeep Jadhav)
1ST FLR Saraswati Bldg, Above HDFC Bank,
Santoshi Mata Road,
Kalyan(W) – 421301
Phone : (0251) 6526850 / 2211655
Mobile: 9821028397
Email : info@manavneuropsychiatry.in
(See description on Youtube here )
Website here: http://manavneuropsychiatry.in/

Mann Health Mind Clinic

Mann Health Mind Clinic: This mental health clinic runs a dementia day care centre at Bandra. Contact :
Mann Health Mind Clinic, 2, ground floor, SV Road
Near HP Petrol Pump
Bandra (W), Mumbai-400050
Phone : 022-2651 2558/ 2559.
Website: http://www.manncentre.com/

Aarambh (Day care from Aaji Care)

Aaramnbh: This Elder Day Care Centre, started in Oct 2016 by Aaji Care, also accepts persons with dementia. Contact Mr Ramkumar
Aarambh, Ground Floor, God Heaven Building, next to Crystal Palace, Near Powai Police station, Powai, Mumbai
Phone : 82917 28280, 022-28576972
Website: aajicare.in

Other organizations involved in counseling/ dementia awareness

Echoing Healthy Ageing: Provides counseling and support for families relating to dementia care of their loved one. This includes counseling after the diagnosis, training for family carers and healthcare professionals, care planning assistance, and activity planning. Also, home visits for counseling and supporting activities (Western Mumbai areas). Also conducts dementia awareness workshops in Mumbai. Contact :
Echoing Healthy Ageing, 4th floor, Candelar building,
St John Baptist Rd, Mt Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai-400050

E-mail: info@echoinghealthyageing.com , Ph: (+91) 9167 61 3665
Contact person: Amrita Patil Pimpale
(Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EchoingHealthyAgeing/info, website: http://echoinghealthyageing.com/)

Facilities no longer working/ that were announced but did not start working

Saptasopan, a Govt. funded multidisciplinary facility for seniors with day care at Thane, which had special support for persons with dementia, was working for some time but has been discontinued now. (The address had been Old Matron Bungalow, Bungalow number 10, Besides DD office, Dharamveer Nagar Road, Near Regional Mental Hospital Thane (W), Mumbai, Tel 022-25820728, 9373004659, 9920074841)

Shree Rajendrakumar Agarwal Hospital, which was announced in May 2011 (Care centre for dementia patients opens in Vasai ) with contact person R Gopalakrishnan, was not implemented or made operational.

Pain/ Palliative Care

One hospital that is actively working in palliative care is Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mira Road. They have a palliative care unit: Pain and Palliative Care Unit . Contact information at: Bhakti Vedanta Hospital .

Palliative care is also available in cancer hospitals/ hospices: such as Tata Memorial Hospital and Shanti Avedna Sadan . These services are likely to be focused on palliative care for cancer.

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

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

Others/ Suggestions obtained from volunteers/ caregivers/ websites

One suggested source for attendants trained in dementia care is Aaji Care (website: http://www.aajicare.in/ , Facebook page: Aaji Care , Contact: Prasad Bhide – 9833530842 / 08976120001)
Source: Sailesh Mishra

(please note that you need to check every resource yourself for reliability and suitability: see general notes 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.

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Helplines and other resources for elders

Mumbai Police Elder Helpline (24 hrs) (from http://mumbaipolice.maharashtra.gov.in/index.asp): 1090

Senior Citizens NGO Referral Helpline (24 hrs): 1298

Silver Innings (Mon-Fri): 9029000091/ 9987104233

Helpage India (Mon-Sat): (tollfree) 1800 180 1253

Shree Manav Seva Sangh: (022) 24092266/ 24077327(also check 24081487 see: http://www.shreemanavsevasangh.org/DAYCARECENTRE.htm)

Dignity helpline – (022) 6138 1111 run by Dignity Foundation

The Family Welfare Agency (Mon-Fri): (022) 2308 2085(see: http://www.familywelfareagency.org/)

Facility Address and other details
Helpage India, Mumbai Branch Office

Contact Person: Mr. Prakash N. Borgaonkar, Territory Head – Maharashtra, Goa & Gujarat
Address:
34A/44, Guruchhaya
Manish Nagar, P. O. Azad Nagar
Andheri (W)
Mumbai – 400053
Tel : 022-26370754 / 40
Mobile: 09821224513
Email: mumbai@helpageindia.org
Website: http://www.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.

Silver Innings group, including Silver Inning Foundation and Silver Innings Social Enterprise and its various initiatives.
Working for Senior Citizens and their family.

The Silver Innings group includes the NGO (not for profit) Silver Inning Foundation and the for-profit Silver Innings Social Enterprise. The Silver Innings group is managed by Sailesh Mishra, and its various components have an active Facebook presence and web presence at various places, including:

www.silverinnings.com
www.silverinningfoundation.org
silverinnings.blogspot.com

The referral phone number of Silver Innings is 9029000091, open 24 hours, but preferably used between 7am to 8pm

Sailesh Mishra, Founder President of Silver Inning Foundation, is an active worker for elder causes, including advocacy. He also works in the area of dementia awareness and support. Read an earlier interview of Sailesh: Fight against dementia: Awareness programs in Mumbai

Silver Innings Social Enterprise arranges multiple events and provides various types of support and services. These include some dementia-related work also; see A1 Snehanjali above or check out the various sites listed above.

Dignity Foundation, Mumbai

B-206 Byculla Service Industries Premises, D K Cross Road (Sussex Road)
Byculla East, Mumbai 400 027

Tel: 022- 6138 1100
Email: responsedignity@gmail.com
Website : http://www.dignityfoundation.com

Other services for elders Mayacare.com has volunteers who help elders/ disabled persons by providing assistance/ company for various services. For services currently available through them, contact: Sudha Gokhale, phone numbers: 9594073475, 9594063475
Other sources for information on attendants, old age homes, etc. Contact helplines for more possible sources

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

Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Marathi

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

68 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Mumbai”

  1. My mother has been diagnosed with dementia and I have been taking care of her. A little advice on how to care would be helpful. I live in Andheri Mumbai

    1. Illuminda,

      I’m not sure what sort of advice you are looking for. You can read the caregiver pages on this website to get an idea, mainly http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/, which give a good idea on various important topics like communication, and so on, or you can send more detailed questions to us, and I’ll give you more specific information/ links.

      Best Regards,
      Swapna

  2. ARDSI Mumbai Chapter
    BMC School Bldg, Room No. 27 (2nd floor), Gate No.14, J Hospital Complex, Byculla, Mumbai 400 008.
    Hon. Secretary: Vidya Shenoy

    Tel. 022 – 23742479. 9757095327
    Email: vishvidya9@gmail.com

    Active functioning and also Conduct: Educational Seminars & Workshops, Training Courses for Caregivers & Volunteers, Memory Screening Camps, Counseling. Awareness Talks. Special Awareness Talks and Memory Screening camps can be arranged, FREE OF COST, for interested Social Organisations, Corporate Houses, Public/ Government offices. For which, please contact:
    Tel. 022 – 23742479. 9757095327.

    HELPLINE: National Helpline: 04842808088. Tel. 022 – 23742479 between 10am-4pm (Mon – Friday). Saturday 10-2pm. M- 9892331290.

  3. Hello, I am looking for information of nursing homes in Mumbai if possible Bandra for my mother who is suffering from dementia.

    Regards
    Mimsy

  4. We used Rajpal Hospital (in Kopar Khairane near Vashi)for my father-in-law. He had dementia, but was treated well there and was very happy and he stayed there till his end. He passed away some years ago. The doctor in charge at that time was Mahalaxmi Iyer. I think the management has changed now, but Dr. Iyer is still there. The new name is Balaji Healthcare. They have a website at http://www.balajihealthcare.in/index.html

    (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 http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-trained-attendants-for-dementia-home-care/ and at http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/)

    1. Hello AM, I read about Balaji Health Care Vashi. Will you be able to convey the amount of charges they charged? Like the monthly charges, deposit etc…I am just thinking of affordable they are. Any help will be greatly appreciated

      1. Hello Shilpa

        I am not sure whether AM will see this and respond, but in any case, I suggest you contact Balaji directly to check what they offer and how suitable they are. AM’s experience was some years ago, and the management has changed since then, so you should make a fresh and thorough evaluation of your own, anyway. Best of luck.

  5. Hello, I am looking for any respite care or even part-time home care for my mom in Dahisar. She has early dementia; I do not live in Mumbai and need someone to help her with meds and make sure she is eating (cooking done by cook). I wonder if the prev poster Illumina had any luck after posting here. thanks any help will be appreciated.

  6. With warm regards,

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Dear Cheryl,

    Please call me early afternoon next week and you can come to our office, at a mutually convenient time. Our address is
    ARDSI Mumbai Chapter, located at BMC School Bldg, Room No. 27 (2nd floor), Gate No.14, J Hospital Complex, Byculla, Mumbai.
    We will try and help you either with a daycare/full-time, 24-hour help.

    With best wishes for being able to find a solution to your problem, soon!

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:May3-14/467

    “REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER”

  7. I would require some advice and personal assistance regarding handling such patients and accessories needed for them like toiletries and method and ways to tackle and make use of same. Any persons guiding in this matter would be giving benefits to several unknown dementia related persons.

    1. There are several pages on this website that discuss caregiving in detail, including how to help patients with their daily work, and how to adapt the home, etc. Please have a look at the various pages in the section at http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/. Please also look around the site for other information on useful resources, books, videos, and downloads.

      For persons who can assist you, check out the contacts given above on this page.

  8. Cheryl, are you still looking out for a caregiver?

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:May20-14/488

    “REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER”

  9. Hi,

    My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012. I’m looking for a full-time care facility for him as my mom is asthmatic and is unable to take care of him anymore. Any suggestions would really help and greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Karthik

    1. There are very few full-time care facilities in India that offer dementia care. Please read the page above for Mumbai facilities. You can also check our Bangalore page for information on Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer’s, the largest such facility in India, as well as our Kerala page, for some other, smaller facilities. The links are: http://dementiacarenotes.in/resources/city-wise/dementia-bangalore-mysore/ and http://dementiacarenotes.in/resources/city-wise/dementia-kerala-cities/

  10. My father(87) now ,had suffered a brain stroke 5 years ago and has been in a state of dementia since than. He sleeps for around 20 hours and is on bed totally. We put him up on a wheelchair for his feeds twice a day , he manages to eat( we feed him soft food) , tho we have to be very careful to avoid aspiration and have to go extremely slow. Mostly he sleeps of while eating . He is than lifted and put to bed. He is unable to hold his weight and is totally unaware of himself. He is sponged in bed and diapers r used. The good thing is that he is a strong man , has no other illness and is A fighter. I am an only child , working full time. I need a 24/7 caretaker or a respite home coz it’s been 5 years and I am not willing to give up. I think there is hope for him and he will recover one day. Can u help please?

    1. Please look at the organizations listed above on this page to see whom you can contact for an assessment of your father’s state and appropriate advice/ assistance. Getting a caretaker is not easy; again, the page above lists some possible ways to approach that, as well as links for discussions on how to train/ supervise attendants, etc. Unfortunately, there are not many dementia-specific respite cares in India. You can view the individual city pages for possible facilities to check out, depending on which cities you are willing to consider.

  11. thank you mam for your revert. my effort continues to source out solutions for my dad. I stay in andheri-w and I would be greatful if you come across a trained compassionate assistant for staying at home and looking after dad independently. I am simultaneously searching for some respite centre also.

  12. Dear Sonal,

    Please mail me more specific details on your requirement for your father. It would be helpful if you also put in your mobile number and area of residence where your father lives, too. We can try and find a caregiver. Needless to say it will take some time.

    With best wishes
    Vidya Shenoy

    1. Dear Vidya,

      I am writing on my father’s behalf, his name is Sunil Sharma. My name is Manjari Sharma and I am reaching you out for a caregiver for my mom, Kiran Sharma who has Dementia. My parents live in Andheri West, in Lokhandwala and my dad is desperately seeking someone who could be present everyday 9-8 pm to help navigate the home front.
      Is this something you could provide? You could reach Sunil Sharma at 9819583974 if you seem to have some one currently. They could use help immediately.

      Sincerely,
      Manjari Sharma

    2. 566- Sonal- CG for father

      Dear Sonal,

      I understand you would like to come to our office next week to discuss your requirement. Our office will get in touch with you a day prior to confirm this meeting.
      I have held back the male CG who had come to your place, just in case after our meeting you feel you require him. Only thereafter we will place him elsewhere as
      Male CG are hard to find!

      Assuring you of our assistance, always!

      With best wishes,

      Sincerely,
      for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

      Ms. Vidya Shenoy
      Hon. Secretary
      M-9757095327
      Comm:July02-14/566

    3. I am looking for a care giver for my father. My parents live in Dombivli and till now my mother has been taking care of him.
      It would be of great help if we can get a care giver who will be available full time or most of the day to help my father out.

      You can reach me at 9533418822.

      Thanks,
      Jayant

  13. 564- Dongho meeting MC members photos

    Dear Manjari,

    Thank you for getting in touch with us regarding your need of a caregiver for your mother. I have just spoken to your father and have taken some more details from him. He will be reverting this evening on further
    parameters. I have already told him that if he/anyone needs a CG from a specific community, it may take longer than expected.

    Assuring you of our assistance, always!

    With best wishes,

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:July02-14/565

  14. TY. I will await your revert on when you want me to visit. Just 11th. July is not possible for me , other than that please let me know a date of your convenience.

    thank you so much for your kind help.

  15. Dear Sonal,

    When would you like to visit our office? Please revert. Thanks!

    With best wishes

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:July30-14/640

  16. Dear Jayant,

    I will call you to our office early next week when you can meet a prospective male caregiver for your father.

    We will certainly find you one. However, please note that ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter is just a bridge between the patient’s family and the caregiver.

    With best wishes.

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:July30-14/643

  17. Dear Vidya ,

    My father in law is suffering from Dementia .I m looking for a day care for him in Mumbai I stay in Kandivali East can you pls help me in suggesting the nearest day care.

  18. Dear Nisha

    Please send us an email at vishvidya9@gmail.com with more information including you mobile no. You may call on 02223742479 for an appointment.

    Presently we do have male caregivers looking out for patients needing their services who you can meet and decide thereafter.

    With best wishes
    Sincerely
    For ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter

    Vidya Shenoy
    Hon,Secretary
    M 9757095327
    Comm:August2-/14/644

  19. Dear Jayant,

    We have tried reaching you at the number you have given, without success. Kindly email your requirements along with the correct mobile no.to vishvidya9@gmail.com

    With best wishes.

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:Aug02-14/645

  20. Dear Sonal,

    Sonal you were supposed to come to our office as mentioned by our staff. Please call us early in the week to enable us meeting on Friday. Though we assist in arranging for a caregiver, please note that ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter is just a bridge between the patient’s family and the caregiver.

    With best wishes.

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:Aug2-14/646

  21. Hi,

    My father is 77 yrs of age and suffering from Parkinson’s since last 6 years. His condition has worsen over time despite the regular medications and now I supposed he is in the early stage of dementia ( though we have not started any medications yet) citing the symptoms of loss of memory and not able to relate and being adamant most times. His condition has become unmanageable at times. I am actively looking for respite centre for him in Mumbai to make sure he is well taken care of both medically as well as emotionally.
    Its a very tough call for us but I am very much worried about him and it is affecting lives of people at home.

    Pls advise.

    Prashant
    9702555333

    1. Some respite care/ assisted living options are listed on the page; check them for suitability for your requirement. Also, you can contact the ARDSI Mumbai chapter and the ARDSI Greater Mumbai chapter (contact information for both is on this page) for guidance/ advice on coping with your situation and for other approaches and options.

  22. Thanks Ms Sheony ,

    I Will call at the given no. for an appointment, i think it will be better to meet you in person to explain you about my father in laws condition .

    Thanks
    nisha

  23. Hi,
    My dad has moved from UP to Vaasi, Navi Mumbai area, I would like to know about some good doctors who are available in this area, who can treat him for Dementia.
    Thanks
    Jyoti

  24. Hi

    My father lives alone in Mumbai & is diagonized with early stage dementia taken care of my old mother, Need help on a Night Attendant ( reliable & experienced )to take care of my father, I stay outside so please contact me over email , Our house in Mumbai is in Powai

    Thanks
    Kumar Mitra

    1. Dear Mr. Mitra,

      Are you still looking out for a Caregiver for your mother? Please leave your contact mobile no. or call us at 02223742479 between 11a.m. to 4p.m.
      ARDSI Mumbai Chapter is located at JJ Hospital Byculla.
      Our email ID is vishvidya9@gmail.com.

      With best wishes,

      Sincerely
      for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

      Ms. Vidya Shenoy
      Honorary Secretary
      M-9757095327
      Email: vishvidya9@gmail.com
      Comm: Mar04 -15/1443

      ‘REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER’

  25. I have a 84 old mother who is suffering from Severe Dementia since past 3 years. This year is worse. She is getting all sorts of hallucinations. I have tried Allopathy, Ayurvedic as well as homeopathic medicines..without any success. I tried pranik healing…without much gain….I just underwent bypass surgery(my age 58) and now at home. I am finding it very difficult to take care of my mother…it is affecting my healing.

    I am looking for ’24 hour Care giver lady’ for my mother, who can stay with us. We have two bed room house and mom has separate bedroom where the care giver can stay.

    Currently only Ativan is being given to her at 5 pm daily…SizdonMD, Trazin. Donep…etc have not been fruitful as she becomes drowsy and her tongue becomes slurpy.

    Please help me asap. My heart healing is earnestly dependant on help from your side.
    BR
    Rajeev Pande

    1. Dear Mr. Pande,

      Further to our telecoms since June.
      You had mentioned you would revert after consultations. We have the CG retained for you. If you wish not to have her work as CG for your mother, please let us know.
      You are aware that a trained caregiver is hard to find and we have a waiting list for such requirements.

      Please email me ASAP at vishvidya9@gmail.com. Thanks!

      With best wishes,
      Vidya Shenoy
      Secretary General, ARDSI
      Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

  26. Hello
    my mom is suffering from alzheimers since past 3 yrs.
    Our doctor suggested to check for online forums where members of patient meet and discuss.
    We stay in suburbs.plz suggest if any such group you could share.
    thx

    1. Hello

      Sorry to hear about your mom. I suggest you contact ARDSI Mumbai and ARDSI Greater Mumbai, Nair Hospital and Holy Family hospital (all listed above) to find out about possible in-person options. An in-person group can be very effective in informing and supporting families living with dementia. You can also try the other resources listed above. Unfortunately, in-person groups are difficult to find.

      Often families find it more practical and quite useful to also get in touch with online communities, using emails and Facebook, as they can fit these easily into their busy routine, and it is possible to reach out to many persons, and is not constrained by time and distance, and does not need too many arrangements to be made. Some families use a combination of in-person groups and online groups. If you are in a position to use online groups, some suggestions can be made. Contact me by email (see the contact page of this site) for these.

      Swapna Kishore
      Dementia Care Notes

    2. Dear Deepan,

      Please call me or email me at vishvidya9@gmail.com with your mob. contact. Perhaps, we can try and help.
      Thanks!

      With best wishes,
      Vidya Shenoy
      Secretary General, ARDSI
      Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter
      Mob:9757095327

  27. Hi,

    My mother is suffering from Alzheimers since last 3 years. She is 65 years old. She is being treated by a neurologist. The stage is somewhere between initial and medium state. She does recognise me and cooks food but has forgotten names of fruits and food ingredients and even some names of relatives who do not meet her often. She stays along with my father who is 71 years old. My father is fine but is a heart patient and sometimes gets irritated by my mother’s inconsistent behavior. Whenever I’m around or my sister everything is fine. But I’m posted out of Mumbai and cannot be always with my parents and neither my sister because of her family commitments.

    I’m looking for care giver who will act as a companion for my mother during the day (maybe 6 hours) atleast 4 or 5 days a week. Who will also ensure that she takes medication on time. This will relieve some of my father’s pressure of handling her behavior. My mother likes company to talk, which she does not get always from my father as he is more silent type mostly engrossed in TV and his books. Most of the time she repeats what she says and one has to be really patient with that behavior. She is least interested in television or reading books.

    My parents stay in suburbs of Mumbai at Kandivali. Kindly advise.

    Ravi S

  28. Dear Mr Ravi,
    We, at ARDSI Mumbai Chapter, will be more than happy to assist you.

    Kindly give your email ID and mobile no. for us to communicate. I am sure we will be able to assist you for your mother.

    With best wishes for enabling you to resolve your predicament.

    Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter
    M- 9757095327.
    Email vishvidya9@gmail.com

    1. Many Thanks Vidya for the prompt response,

      I will contact you on your email id and phone number and discuss there.

      Kind Regards

      Ravi S.

  29. Good Afternoon Vidya,

    I wanted to enquire with you regarding Day care for my father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s.

    He is a very social person, who nowadays gets restless sitting at home. Therefore we are on a look out of daycare for him. We are unable to send him out due to his memory problem plus losses balance.

    I need your help to know if you have Daycare which would be undertaking various activities to help these patients and keep them engaged. Also we stay at Mulund so if you have Pick-up & drop Facility.

    Await your response. I have emailed you as well on ‘vishvidya9@gmail.com’

  30. Deepti, as mentioned in my emails to you that we are already on the find for a caregiver. Thanks for your mobile just received and we will revert ASA we find someone suitable.

    With warm regards,
    Vidya Shenoy

  31. Hi,
    My Father is dementia patent for last 3 years. earlier we had keept caretake at home to take his care. but now his demetia stage is increase and Dr has suggested us to keep him in care cent. Can you suggest any .

    Will be very great full

    Thanks,
    Sameer R teli
    9987070073

    1. The page above suggests two facilities in/ near Mumbai that take full time care. Other such centres are available in Karnataka (http://dementiacarenotes.in/resources/city-wise/dementia-bangalore/ ), Kerala (http://dementiacarenotes.in/resources/city-wise/dementia-kerala-cities/ ) and some other cities (see the various city pages).

      Do note that you will need to evaluate the centre for reliability and for how well your father will fit in; some suggestions on how to evaluate are available on this page here: http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/#respite

    2. Mr Teli, I have already replied your mail this morning! Please check your email.

      Thanks and best wishes
      Vidya Shenoy
      Secretary General ARDSI
      and
      Hon. Secretary ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

      “REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER”

  32. Hi,
    My mother, who suffers from Dementia, lives in Santacruz (Mumbai). Are there any Dementia care centres in the vicinity that I can contact. I am actively looking for Day care but would like any information on residential facilities as well. Thanks & Regard, Hosanna

    1. I am unaware of anything in Mumbai other than what the page above shows, but you can contact persons in the ARDSI chapters (listed above) to see if they know anything additional. For residential places, two are listed above (A1 Snehanjali and Dignity) and some others are available in other cities, notably on the Bangalore/ Kolar page and the Kerala state page, but also on the Delhi page.

      Please note that you will need to evaluate the reliability and suitability of any place to make sure it suits your need and can be trusted; some suggestions on how to evaluate are available on this page here: http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/#respite

    2. Hi Hosanna,

      We, at Mumbai Chapter, are always there for those who need assistance for a loved one having dementia.

      Kindly call me at the number given below or give us your that we can do what is possible from our side.

      With Season’s Greetings and bets wishes,

      Sincerely

      Vidya Shenoy
      Hon. Secretary, ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter
      T: 022-23742479. M: 9757095327
      email: vishvidya9@gmail.com
      Comm: 25-01/2016/2555

      “REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER”

  33. Thank you Swapna. This is our first experience with Dementia and your guidance is much appreciated. Thank you also for the work you do. May you continue to be empowered and equipped to do a great service to others.

  34. hi,
    My father is suffering from Alzheimer from 1 year. he is live in rural area with my brother , but he is not take care of him .Even for food my father goes to pen (raigad) by bus . No body is there to give medicine him properly. I m looking for care taker who give proper food and medicine to him in pen-raigad

    1. Sorry to hear this. Please read the page and try contacting the listed resources for possible ideas on where you can get an attendant. Also, often local elder helplines, Helpage India, and nursing homes are able to provide some idea of who can help. The page above includes suggestions on how you can locate a suitable person/ train a person. Best of luck!

  35. I am in need for a trained care taker to take care of my Mom in Law diagnosed with Dementia Alzimers . Need the services at Dombivili East . Can anybody help or suggest
    This will be on a monthly basis 8Hrs /12 Hrs format .

  36. Dear Mr. Sathe,

    Kindly call me on 9757095327 between 10.30-12 noon or at our office on 2342479 thereafter and give more details to enable us to assist you in finding a caregiver for your mother.

    We will try our best to sort your problem.

    With best wishes,

    Sincerely

    Vidya Shenoy
    Secretary General, ARDSI
    and
    Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    1. Hi.
      I stay at dahisar. My father in law suffering from dementia last 5 yrs. Pls help me to understand how to take care of daily activities and how to keep him busy everyday.
      Shravani
      7738382069

  37. Hi Shravani!

    It was a pleasure talking to you a short while ago. I do hope it gave you information on what was required by you.
    However, I await further details by email from you at vishvidya9@gmail.com.

    With best wishes,

    Sincerely

    Vidya Shenoy
    Secretary General, ARDSI
    and
    Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

  38. My Father is 89 years diagnosed with Dementia. He is with me at New panvel in navi mumbai locality.
    I need the day care and guidelines to handle the such patient. Request to guide.

    1. Dear Amit

      Regarding your day care query: The page above lists all the dementia care facilities that I have information on. Check to see if something suits you. You can also contact Silver Innings or ARDSI Mumbai (contact data above) in case they know any additional place. In case you do find something, do share it back so that others can also benefit.

      Actually, day cares suitable for persons with dementia are very difficult to find. You will also need to evaluate them for suitability and reliability.

      Regarding your query on guidelines on supporting persons with dementia: This site has several detailed pages that discuss this. I suggest you start with http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/dementia-home-care-an-overview/ and then select what else you want to read.

      Most family caregivers looking after someone in early or mid stage dementia find the following pages most useful: http://dementiacarenotes.in/dementia/dementia-behaviour/ , http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/communication/ and http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/adl/ It is also very useful to know about things you can do to keep the person active and happy, which is discussed in http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/quality-of-life/ and could be particularly useful if you want to give an environment like what a day care facility may give.

      Feel free to contact me if you want more information.

      Regards,
      Swapna Kishore
      Dementia Care Notes

    1. Yes, there are some day cares that accept persons with dementia. Please see the page above for their names and contact details. Please note that you will need to evaluate the suitability and reliability of all services yourself.

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