This page contains information specific for dementia care in the North-East India states. It has been created 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-related material in various Indian languages (including Assamese and Bengali).
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
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.
- 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.
- Helpage helpline: All-India toll-free number: 1800 180 1253 .Contact them for help and also to reach any local numbers.
- 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.
ARDSI Guwahati Chapter (Guwahati Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India).
ARDSI – Guwahati Chapter (All data below confirmed in Oct 2023)
Address: House No 35, Arunodoi Path, Hatigaon, Guwahati-781038
Phone No: 70359 07918, 80117 73850, Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Dementia-Assam/100073154652078/ Opens in new window.
ARDSI Guwahati also has a memory clinic : The Reeta Barua Memorial Memory Clinic and a Dementia Day Care. Both are at: House No. 35, Arunodoi Path, Hatigaon, Guwahati-38.
The clinic is open on weekdays for assessments and consultations. It is handled by Ms Anusuya Borkotoky and Ms Ananya Das. Contact them for the latest status, timings, and appointments at 70359 07918 or through
the neuro OPD of Dispur Hospital, Ganeshguri, Guwahati (phone +91 8253 99124 Extension 176) or use the ARDSI Guwahati numbers.
For the Day care Center, contact Mr.Dibyajyoti Goswami, 70359-07918, Ms Anusuya Borkotoky – 70024 41481 & Ms Ananya Das – 60012 00067 to find the working timings and other details.
Organizations supporting dementia care.
Aakuali This Guwahati-based organization can be helpful to support families coping with dementia. Contact them for details. Address: Oak Land Path, Opp. to Omesha Apartment Bagharbari, Panjabari Guwahati-781037, Assam, Phone: +91 99574 57747, +91 98640 15872, Email email@example.com, Site: aakualicare.com Opens in new window.
ARDSI Mizoram Chapter (Mizoram Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India).
ARDSI Mizoram Chapter, A/76 Hermon Street Electric Veng Aizawl, Mizoram 796 007, India. The chapter provides support for home care, counselling, caregiver training, and also has a WhatsApp group for information and support.
Contact person: Secretary: Dr. H.K. Laldinpuii Fente, Professor, Department of Psychology, Mizoram University, Mizoram, Aizawl – 796 004, Phone: 094361 40870 / 87947 16364. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com Facebook presence Opens in new window.
Additional Listings: Other possible resources for dementia information/ diagnosis.
Various news reports from dementia programs suggest that experts/ organizations concerned or knowledgeable about dementia can be reached in Imphal at places like JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital) and the Department of Psychiatry, RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences) also.
Additional Listings: organizations that may 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: helpageindia.org.
As per some newspaper reports, Assam has senior citizen associations such as Assam Senior Citizen Association and Guwahati Senior Citizen Association. More details are not currently available, but you can try to locate and contact them.
Manipur has a “Senior Citizen’s for Society Manipur” (SCSM) association. More details are not currently available, but you can try to locate and contact them.
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 for various North-Eastern States can be seen for the state of interest using the directory of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.