Resources for dementia care: Pune

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

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. 

Neurology Department,
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center
Erandvane, Pune 411004

Phone: 40151000/66023000 extension 1059
Website (may not be working): http://www.dmhospital.org

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 Dementia Care Centre,
Manjari Farm, Pune-Solapur Road, Hadapsar, Pune-412307.
Phone: 020-69333220, Mobile : 9371425026, email: jagrutidementia@gmail.com
Website: jagrutidementiacare.com (Also see some details of their rooms and services at: Facilities at Jagruti Dementia Care .

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
B.J. Park, S.V. No. 49/1A,
Opp.Shatrunjay Jain Temple,
Katraj – Kondhwa Road,
Pune – 411048
Phone: 64780215, 9823435045, +91 9822308491
Website: chaitanyarehab.com/
Emails: info@chaitanyarehab.com , puneardsi@gmail.com , chaitanya_rony@hotmail.com and chaitanya.rony@gmail.com (email responses not reliable)
Contact person: Rony George (9823435045).

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.

Neurology Department,
Poona Hospital and Research Centre
Survey No 27, Near Alka Cinema, Sadashiv Peth, Pune – 411030

Tel Nos: (020) 24331706, 24331707, 24331708, 66096000
Website: http://www.poonahospital.org/

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
Ground floor, Opposite Alankaran Lawns (SRPF Grounds),
Sr. no. 53/23, SRP GR II Road
Wamowarie, Pune 411040
Phone: +91 9595 15 7011
Mobile: +91 9321 95 2974
Email: hello@src.foundation
Web: src.foundation

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.

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Helplines and other resources for elders

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
Email: pune@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.

Dignity Foundation, Pune Dignity Foundation – Pune Chapter
Telephone : 020-26851221 / 8600012444
Email : dignitypune@gmail.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)
Website : http://www.dignityfoundation.com

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

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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 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: 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 Pune. 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 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.

13 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Pune”

  1. Sorry , I dont think ‘Jagruti Rehab’ is ideal place for person with dementia and Alzheimer’s . They keep schizophrenia and other ‘mental’ illness together.
    Person with dementia/Alzheimer’s cant be treated and kept with other mental illness people. They have different need , care givers , age and standard of care .
    Person with dementia/Alzheimer’s its more Care then Cure that works .
    (http://www.silverinningfoundation.org)

    1. Dr. Amar Shinde of Jagruti has written to clarify that they have separate wards for dementia. To quote: “at Jagruti, we are having separate dementia ward with mostly patients in moderate to severe stages of dementia… we have currently 30-40 dementia patients, many of them are incontinent, violent, not eating, poor self care…. we provide persistent care, supervision & 24 hrs medical care….” and “its a rehab for three different sections, psychiatry, de-addiction & dementia currently… we are trying to provide as much homely environment as possible with all facilities of hospital… dementia patients may require lot of medical care” (Clarification was given on Facebook on June 27, 2013)

      Note that, as for any service/ facility listed, 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/)

  2. Hello this is Dr Amar Shinde (Neuro-Psychiatrist)
    I visited last month Kinoko Espoir Hospital & Soujashi-Yamate welfare center, Okayama, Japan, which are the dedicated facilities for dementia & geriatrics. They have very good facility & very young attendants working with the dementia patients. For Dementia patients good hygiene, food & exercise are the most important things to improve their quality of life than medicines. We are working on their protocol currently at Jagruti Dementia Care.

  3. As the result of a discussion on our Facebook page for care families we have the name of an agency for Home care staff, recommended by a service user in Pune, that I’d like to share here … HEMA, an agency that operates out of Tingre Nagar run by a lady called Jothi and her son Vikram. Phone +919226845318. It is important that any person aiming to hire from this or any other agency does verify the appropriateness and desired quality level of attendant for themselves. Would like to add here a link to our Facebook page for caregivers as well :- http://www.facebook.com/groups/105789559517480/537930892970009/?ref=notif&notif_t=like

    Also, our Caregivers Link website is at: http://www.caregiverslinkonline.com

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: 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/)

  4. Presently i am M.E student. I am working on automatic diagnosis of Alzheimer disease using EEG signals. I am in search of medical research center where exactly the diagnosis of this disease is actually done………..pls suggest any research center in pune or mumbai……..

    1. I don’t know what you mean by “exactly the diagnosis of this disease is actually done” and am unaware of any approved definite and “automatic” diagnosis criteria of AD without autopsy. However, you can contact senior consultants at any major hospital’s neurology/ psychiatry department to get in touch with doctors who do AD diagnosis. The Pune and Mumbai pages on this site have some possible contacts. You can also contact ARDSI Mumbai or ARDSI Greater Mumbai; check our Mumbai page at: http://dementiacarenotes.in/resources/city-wise/dementia-mumbai/

  5. OK thank you for your reply……….automatic diagnosis means that early detection of disease in early stage….by analyzing the EEG waveform & automatically doing engineering application we can detect the disease……

    1. Okay. Could you please give any reference you have for “automatic diagnosis” using EEG. So far, the only certain and approved definite diagnosis for AD is after an autopsy, though there is some proposals on whether biomarkers can be used for this when the person is still alive. Is EEG analysis one such research direction?

    2. Hi Dear Nilesh & Respected Swapna,
      Nilesh, great thinking for early diagnosis Of Dementia.
      But EEG is not providing much information for Dementia, Currently we diagnose Dementia on MRI & clinical Examination,
      But yes we can go for it as some changes in EEG can suggest it.
      We have lots of patients of Dementia Both OPD & IPD (40-50 patients at a time) basis.
      Also currently we have Dr Sujit Jagtap MBBS, DM(Neurology), Special Fellowship in Epilepsy Joined our Center as Consultant Neurologist with a good EEG Lab & good Experience with lots of papers published in National & International Conferences
      You can Visit @ Jagruti Rehabilitation center, Pune for further Information, or Call Me on 09371425026
      Regards Dr Amar Shinde Consultant Psychiatrist

  6. Dr.Amar Sir can i visit your rehabilitation center. Or can i have a permission to meet you ? i want to see the eeg lab as you mentioned in your reply. also i would like to meet Dr.sujit jagtap…………..pls i want to the eeg lab.

    material for automated diagnosis includes the IEEE, springer papers & some scope for future directions as given by researchers.

  7. epocheldercare.com is another facility, based at Clover Palisades, NIBM-Kondhwa Road.

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: A query has already been sent to Epoch for clarifications on some of the statements made on their website, so as to get a clear and realistic picture of what they provide. No response has been received so far. Site visitors contacting Epoch (or any other facility) 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. Where can I get the EEG database of Alzheimer & Dementia patients in Pune…………???? Is it possible to get in Noble Hospital in Pune

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