Resources for dementia care: Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

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This page contains information specific for dementia care in Gujarat, such as in Ahmedabad, for the convenience of caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. [read disclaimer.]

While this page includes several possible dementia care resources and some contact information on these, please note that:
1) You will need to evaluate them for suitability and reliability.
2) Entities keep changing their activities, so please contact them for updated information.
3) The websites and social media profiles of the entities may not have updated contact information. If the information does not work, look for a social media platform they posted recently on and post your query there.
4) Many organizations do not respond promptly to emails or queries on social media accounts. If so, call their phone numbers or try WhatsApp. Many organizations now use mobile numbers for their main contact even if their sites/ social media profiles show landlines.
5) Different web sources may have different data for the same entity, and you may need to search to find out what is correct now.

Facilities for persons with Alzheimer’s/ other dementias.

Helplines for senior citizens:

  • Helpage helpline: All-India toll-free number: 1800 180 1253 . Contact them for help and also to reach any local numbers,
  • National Helpline for Senior Citizens: Toll-free helpline number 14567 (Project of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the National Institute of Social Defence)
  • Tele counselling helpline for mental health, Tele-MANAS: Toll-free, 24/7 helpline number 14416 or 1-800-91-4416, also usable for dementia, by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, available in many languages.
  • Dementia India Alliance’s National Dementia Support Line at 8585 990 990, 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday.
  • A national helpline for palliative care is available from Pallium India at 91 964 588 4889 / +91 860 688 4889.
  • Helplines for depression/ emotional support can be seen at this link.

Jagruti Dementia Care Centre (Ahmedabad).

Jagruti Rehabilitation ( Opens in new window), a large chain of neuro-psychological rehabilitation and de-addiction centres in India, has a dementia care centre in Ahmedabad. They focus on quality care & treatment for persons suffering from various Neuro-Psychological illness especially, and provide total healthcare solutions. Some information on this Ahmedabad centre is at this page on their website Opens in new window .

Jagruti Dementia Care Center. 24 x 7 Care Home.
B24, Greenwood, Garden city, Vibhag 1, Sardar Patel Ring Road,OGNAJ Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India, 380060. Phone : +91 98222 07761 Email

Papaya Care, Ahmedabad and Surat

Papaya Care, is an assisted living facility for seniors, accepts seniors with varying needs of care, including seniors who had strokes, or have dementia. Contact them for more about their facilities and services and to evaluate them for suitability, etc. Some videos by Papaya Care on their channel here Opens in new window . Their twitter account is here Opens in new window.

Papaya Care is available in Ahmedabad and in Surat.

Papaya Care Assisted Living Services, Ahmedabad. 24 x 7 Care Home.
Plot 834 Ahmedabad – Patan highway SH 41, Ta, opposite to Iffco, Saij, Kalol, Gujarat 382725, Website: Opens in new window , Email:, Phones: +91-99 2539 0425 (India), +1-832-647-8304 (USA).

Papaya Care Assisted Living Services, Surat. 24 x 7 Care Home.
Marion Residency Flat : B1, 405 Kadi Faliya, Dumas, Surat, Gujarat 394550 Website: Opens in new window , Email:, Phones: +91-99 2539 0425 (India), +1-832-647-8304 (USA).

Additional Listings: For dementia information/ diagnosis/ care.

Varishta provides online / tele-counseling, in both Gujarati and English. See their site Opens in new window , (English and Gujarati). You can reach them by email: , or use the contact form at the contact page on their site.

Additional Listings: Organizations providing services to support home care.

Some multi-city organizations may offer support in your city/ locality for home health support, support, rehab and recovery for various health challenges, medical equipment at home, etc. As the services and cities handled by such providers keep changing frequently, these are listed on a separate page, and include Apollo Homecare, Care24, Eldercare, FamPhy, Healthcare atHOME (HCAH), India Home Health Care (IHHC), Lifecircle Senior Care, Mayacare, Nightingales Home Health Care, and Portea. Some offer services in only metros and selected state capitals and nearby areas, but others like Apollo, HCAH, Mayacare and Portea also work in some smaller cities. Please check our multi-city page here: Multi-city service providers for senior care and dementia.

Additional Listings: Important organizations working for seniors.

Prominent organizations working for seniors are (alphabetic order).

  • Helpage helpline: This all-India organization with local branches supports senior citizens in multiple ways. They may also offer geriatric physiotherapy. Contact them at 1800 180 1253 (All-India tollfree number), Email:, Website:
  • Misc: one social startup that supports seniors is Ahmedabad-based The Family Member which aims to provide medical & non-medical healthcare services and to support lonely elders by sending caretakers for help and for fun-loving activities. Their Facebook page is at: Opens in new window.

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Palliative Care.

Some organizations working in dementia or with seniors as well as some hospitals etc may be supporting palliative care. When getting palliative care, please ensure the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia. Palliative resources in Gujarat are listed by Pallium Opens in new window. You can also contact the Pallium Helpline at 91 964 588 4889 / +91 860 688 4889 for information and telephonic consultation.

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Getting support using online/ all-India resources.

It is now possible to access help through several nationally available helplines; you can see senior citizen support, depression, dementia, and palliative care. Dementia support organizations and support groups may be able to help you even if they are not in your city. Even diagnosis and medical advice (non emergency) is available online, so it is possible to benefit from experts across the country, while sitting at home. See some general suggestions at this link.

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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Gujarati).

See: Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Gujarati.

The full list of dementia/ care resources in various Indian languages (currently Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu) is at Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Indian Languages.

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General tips for locating relevant resources.

Please contact the resources above for dementia/ care support. For resources in other Indian cities/ regions, or across India, check City-wise/ Region-wise resources and Resources across multiple Indian cities. Some tips for locating additional resources:

  • Surf the Internet for local services using the name of the city and types of services. For example, look for home care, home health, old age homes, nursing agencies, etc.
  • Ask the reception/ nurses at local hospitals. They often know about home health care agencies. The various dementia organizations and elder care organizations listed may also give names of more resources.
  • To evaluate online data on a possible service provider, check how recent their events, pictures, social media posts are to understand whether the entity seems operational and reliable.
  • For minor procedures, like IV, neighborhood path labs and small clinics may be able to send nurses home. They may even know doctors who make home visits.
  • For diagnosis, look at reliable larger hospitals of the city. Check their neurology, psychiatry, and geriatrics departments or special clinics like memory clinics, geriatric clinics, or geriatric psychiatry clinics.
  • Also, try using the state name, locality name, other names of your city or nearby cities.
  • Of course, in all cases, you must satisfy yourself about the quality and reliability.

For information and suggestions for handling care situations, some useful links are: Quick access to a Caregiving Essential Toolkit and Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care. Please note that Dementia Care Notes does NOT provide any services or any medical consultation.

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Note: This page includes all the information available with us for this city/ region. Please note that the data is provided for information and convenience, and is not an endorsement for any person/ organization/ service/ resource. We make no claims that the contents of this page are either accurate or complete, or that the persons/ organizations listed are reliable or that they are suitable for you. No fitment for purpose is intended or implied.

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