This page contains information specific for dementia care in Pune, for the convenience of caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. [read disclaimer]
- Facilities for persons with Alzheimer’s/ other dementias.
- Helplines and major information sources for elders.
- Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Marathi).
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
|Facility||Address and other details|
|Dementia support services at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital||Memory clinics, guidance and counselling, memory improvement and memory exercise programs, and Alzheimer’s support group meetings, dementia research, and dementia awareness.Contact them for specific timings.
Phone: 40151000/66023000 extension 1059
|Jagruti Dementia Care||Provides services for persons with dementia who need medical attention–these include rehabilitation, medical care, respite, and hospice/ end-of-life care. Contact:
Dr. Amar Shinde
Jagruti has recently expanded its capacity and service range: please contact them for their current details, including support services.
|Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre||Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre works in the area of mental health and rehabilitation and offers a range of services for various conditions, including dementia. Their contact is:
Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre
In 2011, Chaitanya started the ARDSI Pune Chapter (Pune Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India) and hosted the (November 2011) ARDSI XVI National Conference. The chapter has not been active since then, but recent information from sources (August 2015, March 2016) say the chapter may become active again. In any case, Chaitanya is offering some dementia-related services. Please contact them to know more and evaluate suitability.
|Poona Hospital||Poona Hospital and Research Centre was earlier running a memory clinic in collaboration with Easai Pharma (the “memory clinic” is listed on the Easai site). While it is not clear whether the Poona Hospital memory clinic is still functioning, you can contact them to find out about their available services related to dementia and caregiving support.
Tel Nos: (020) 24331706, 24331707, 24331708, 66096000
|Others||Sanctus Rehabilitation Care Foundation (SRCF): (entry added in April 2016) This is a new entity in the sphere of preventive and rehabilitative healthcare. SRCF has started various initiatives to support elder care, including training, support of home care, and also day care. Their daytime activity centre accepts persons with dementia, and uses person-centric activity based approaches. Read about it here . SRCF also has services to support home care of elders, including elders with dementia.
SRCF Elder Care & Training Centre
Please note that the SRCF website may not fully reflect the current scope of work, limitations, project plans, and other details. Please contact them to find out more and to evaluate their reliability and suitability for your needs.
Epoch Elder Care: This is a very small-capacity, very high-priced assisted living facility in Kharadi, Pune, that may accept persons with dementia. They did not respond to a query we sent for clarifications (see comment below). Please contact them to find out whether they are still functioning and to check their suitability and reliability. The site is at www.epocheldercare.com
|Dementia awareness related activities in Pune||News from September 2013 on dementia awareness activities in Pune is available here, and may provide additional information on possible experts/ resources: Indian Express article and Times of India article .|
|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.
The Commissionerate of Police, Pune, and Athashri Foundation run a helpline, Pune Police Senior Citizens Helpline, at 020-26111103. This helpline works on working days, working hours. For any emergency outside these hours, the normal police emergency number, 100, should be used. Please note that the earlier helpline number, 1091, is now the women/ children helpline. For updates/ most recent information, please check: http://www.punepolice.gov.in/content/helpline
Dignity Helpline: Reinaugarated helpline +91 – 20 – 26851221, Mon-Fri, working hours (Helpline number confirmed in December 2014. This helpline number replaces earlier helplines)
|Facility||Address and other details|
|Helpage India, Pune||Contact Person:Mr. Rajeev Kulkarni, Manager – Resource Mobilization
4/27, Near Phule Nagar, Near Alandi Road RTO Ground,
Pune – 411 006, Maharashtra
Tel. No. : 020-20265513, Mobile: 09422020699
|Dignity Foundation, Pune||Dignity Foundation – Pune Chapter
Telephone : 020-26851221 / 8600012444
Email : email@example.com
Savio Villa, 78/4, Divya Nagar, Near Jambhulkar chowk, Wanawadi, Pune – 411040.
(Working Mon-Fri, working hours only)
The Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/DignityFoundation (The old page at https://www.facebook.com/Punedignity is no longer being used)
|Other services for elders||Mayacare.com has volunteers who help elders/ disabled persons by providing assistance/ company for outdoor services like shopping, visiting the bank, doctors, social functions, etc., doing transactions like applying for gas connections or preparing affidavits. According to their website, their Pune contact numbers are 9552510411 and 9552510400|
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
- 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 Pune", "dementia care Pune", "old age homes Pune."
- Combine your search string with various versions of the city name in searches, such as Pune, Poona, Puna. So, a search could be "old age homes Pune" or "dementia Poona"
- The larger hospitals of the city will usually have memory clinics to help the initial diagnosis of dementia. Search for "memory clinic Pune" 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: firstname.lastname@example.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).
Please contact the resources listed above if you are looking for dementia/ care support in Pune. If you are looking for resources in other Indian cities/ regions, or across India, check out these links:
- City-wise/ region-wise dementia resources: City-wise resources
- Resources/ organizations working in dementia/ elder care across multiple Indian cities: Resources across India
Other useful links:
- Quick access to essential caregiving tips: Caregiving Essential Toolkit
- Discussion on trained attendants for dementia home care : Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care
Disclaimer: This page was last updated in April, 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.