This page contains resources specific for dementia care in various Karnataka cities — Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, and Kolar — 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 Kannada).
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
Quick Ref: To quickly locate the day cares and full-time cares in Bangalore, Kolar, and any other Karnataka cities, look for the symbols
24 x 7 Care Home and Day Care. Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Residential care homes changed the way they operate, like admitting new residents and managing existing residents, allowing visitors, taking safety measures, etc. Please contact individual entities directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using the facility.
Dementia helpline: For dementia related queries/ help: ARDSI Bangalore chapter/ Nightingales Medical Trust had two helplines: 96634 26565, operating working days, 9 am to 9 pm, with multiple Indian languages(data reconfirmed in April 2019).
Helplines for senior citizens
- Elders Helpline: 24 x 7 senior citizen helpline at 1090 (toll-free)/ 080-22943226, run by Nightingales Medical Trust (contact given above) and Bangalore City Police .
- Helpage helpline: All-India toll-free number: 1800 180 1253 . Local Bangalore office: 080-22213107/22124594
- Dignity helpline: Senior citizen helpline at(080) 2654 2229, run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only.
|Facility||Address and other details|
|ARDSI Bangalore Chapter (Bangalore chapter of ARDSI, promoted by Nightingales Medical Trust)||
Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Bangalore Chapter
ARDSI Bangalore Chapter works in the dementia domain, and is promoted by Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT). For their services and activities, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Nightingales Medical Trust (their work is described below)
Dementia Day Care Centers in Bangalore
Nightingales Medical Trust manages multiple day care centres in Bangalore that accept dementia patients and provide a stimulating and safe environment for persons with dementia. Check with them re the arrangements for transport.
Day Care. Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Online/ phone support is however available – please contact them for more data. Also, an app is available from Nightingales Medical Trust: DemKonnect. It has some basic information on dementia and care and enables connecting with experts and a community. The app (current version released in March 2020) can be viewed at Playstore Opens in new window.
Nightingales Trust – Active ageing centre and Dementia Day CareNo 337, 2nd Cross, 1st Block R .T Nagar, Bengaluru- 560032
Nightingales Trust Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing887, 11th Cross, 22nd Main, JP Nagar 2nd Phase,Bangalore – 560078
Day Care may also be available at Nightingales Centre of Alzheimer and Ageing, Kasturi Nagar (contact details below)
(the Nightingales Dementia Care Sandhya Kirana at Shantinagar, opp Sita Bhateja Nursing Home, and the KR Centre day care were discontinued.
Full-time dementia care facilities in Bangalore
Nightingales Medical Trust has two full-time care facilities in Bangalore that accept persons in all stages of dementia who need full-time professional help:
While these residential cares are open, processes followed by them may have been changed because of COVID, such as the way they admit new residents or have procedures that protect residents, like not allowing visitors, etc. Please contact the organization to know the current status and satisfy yourself about the suitability for residential care in COVID times.
24 x 7 Care Home
Some information on these full-time facilities can be seen at their page Opens in new window but it is better to contact them for updated details, pricing, and possibility of admission.
Nightingales Medical Trust also has training programs and other initiatives to support dementia awareness and caregiver support. They have memory clinics. They also have some joint initiatives for marginalized sections of society, which may include care of destitute persons. Contact them on 080-42426565 for details/ updates.
(Joint project of Nightingales Medical Trust, Banglore and ETCM Hospital, Kolar):
ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre
This telemedicine-enabled residential facility is in a ward of of the ETCM hospital and designed to suit the needs of persons with dementia. It is managed by a core team from NCAA, Bangalore using technology and telemedicine. It provides quality, economical respite care services and has large, shared rooms with the capacity of 8-9 persons. Short-term and long-term stay institutional care services are available for seniors with varying degrees of illness and dependence, including seniors with dementia. The facility is monitored using CCTV, and any medical emergencies are handled within the ETCM hospital premises.
While this care home is open, processes followed by them may have been changed because of COVID, such as the way they admit new residents or have procedures that protect residents, like not allowing visitors, etc. Please contact the organization to know the current status and satisfy yourself about the suitability for residential care in COVID times.
24 x 7 Care Home
Some information is available at their page Opens in new window but please contact them for updated details, pricing, and possibility of admission.
|Nikisa Dementia Village
|Nikisa Dementia Village is a full-time care facility for dementia. Built on 2.5 acres for a capacity of 100 residents, the premise is safe and has multiple CCTVs. They intend to provide residents a normal life using an approach suitable for the person’s social background, stage of dementia, and gender. The layout and intended care process aim to balance privacy and individuality, medical care, and aspects that encourage community interactions. Rooms are single occupancy. Features include physiotherapy room, minor OT, multiple types of therapies, walking tracks, landscaped gardens and park area, shops, hair saloon, temple, restaurant, kitchen garden, lounge, dining hall, several community meeting points,etc. Project details can be seen at www.dementiavillagebangalore.com Opens in new window
While the care home is open, processes followed by them may have been changed because of COVID, such as the way they admit new residents or have procedures that protect residents, like not allowing visitors, etc. Please contact the organization to know the current status and satisfy yourself about the suitability for residential care in COVID times.
The Nikisa Dementia Village project is part of Nikisa Healthcare Pvt Ltd, which is already managing the Nikisa Geriatric Center and Rehabilitation Hospital in North Bangalore.
A well-equipped, reputed, top-notch hospital for neurology, for diagnosis, treatment, and counselling. NIMHANS is staffed with several reputed, award-winning doctors of international renown. Also conducts weekly memory clinic.
|NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560029, India
Phone: 91-080-26995000 (switchboard), +91 80 26995530 (OPD enquiry)
Web: nimhans.ac.in/ Opens in new window
Information on services/ clinics Opens in new window. Their geriatric clinic/ memory clinic, currently on Saturday afternoons, includes support group sessions explaining dementia, and is run by senior specialists. Please contact NIMHANS for details.
|Cognitive Neurology Clinic
|Some dementia assessment and advice is available. They also have an initiative called Cogworks to encourage healthy ageing amongst seniors and to provide enrichment for people with dementia. Contact them for information on their activities.
Cognitive Neurology Clinic, Department of Neurology (first basement), Manipal Hospitals, #98, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore – 560 017.
Cognitive Neurology Clinic, Annaswamy Mudalier General Hospital, No. 1 Bourdillon Road, Fraser Town, Bangalore – 560 005
Contact email: email@example.com
Phone: +91-99862 28883
Web: cognitiveneurologyclinic.com Opens in new window
|ARDSI Mysore Chapter||
Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Mysore Chapter
The ARDSI Mysore Chapter chairman is Dr. Hanumanthachar Joshi, Principal of Sarada Vilas College of Pharmacy. The chapter is currently located at: 309, 2nd floor, Abhyodaya Apartments, Dattagalli, 3rd stage, Mysore- 570 004
A Mysuru helpline, 9590316416, was inaugurated as part of ARDSICON2016 2016 on December 10 and 11, 2016. It is supposed to operate 9-5, Mon-Fri. More details are not known, but you can try contacting them.
|All India Institute of Speech and Hearing(AIISH)
Diagnosis and treatment/ rehab support is available in Mysuru at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) as part of their clinical services. Their services are very reasonably priced.
Clinical Services, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangothri, Mysore – 570 006 (Karnataka State)
|Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association (MAA)
and Spoorthi Charitable Trust
Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association, headed by Jerardin D’Souza, has an active presence on social media, and is involved with many dementia support related projects and activities in Mangalore. They also have frequent talks explaining dementia, featured on radio and TV, and uploaded later.
Contact: Windsor Manor, Highlands, Mangalore 575 002
Their videos (English, Kannada, Konkani) can be viewed on Youtube, for example: ALZHEIMER’S TALK in KANNADA Opens in new window and ALZHEIMER’S DEMENTIA–TALK By Er.Jerardin D’souza-Founder-MAA-Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association Opens in new window.
An associated entity is Spoorthi Charitable Trust, handled by Dr. Prabha Adhikari. This has many initiatives relevant for seniors and dementia including (in 2018) a 53-minute documentary ‘I Don’t Miss Him’ on taking care of people with dementia.
Spoorthi can be contacted through Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association (MAA).
Both MAA and Spoorthi are part of People’s Association for Geriatric Empowerment (PAGE), Mangalore. PAGE is very active in multiple seniors-oriented initiatives, including (in 2018) publication of a booklet ‘Lifeline for Elders’ with information on various services useful for seniors. Contact Jerardin D’Souza to know more.
|Susheg Jivith Neuro Care
(residential care for dementia in Mangalore)
Susheg Jivith Neuro Care is a not-for-profit charitable institution with the aim of providing residential care to neurological patients, especially persons with dementia. They expect to offer services wihout any fees, and will be open to all irrespective of caste and creed. Construction is currently under way for a residential facilioty of arouind 28,000 sq ft place that will house 25 persons. They will partner with hospitals and institutions engaged in research pertaining to neurological diseases.
24 x 7 Care Home While construction is underway, to help families contacting them, Susheg is providing residential care in a rented facility in Valencia, Mangalore for a limited number of patients, based on what they can support in the rented premises. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
Due to COVID, full time care homes may have closed or changed the way they admit new residents or have procedures that protect residents, like not allowing visitors, etc. Please contact the organization to know the current status and satisfy yourself about the suitability for residential care in COVID times.
Contact them for details of what may be currently available and for progress on the main project. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: http://sushegtrust.org/in/, Project page at http://sushegtrust.org/in/susheg-jivith-neuro-care/project-details/
|Memory clinics in Mangalore
including Alzheimer’s Clinic at KMC Hospital(Mangalore)
An Alzheimer’s Clinic was inaugurated in September 2017 at KMC Hospital, Mangalore. This consists of various investigations and comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) by a panel that includes a geriatric specialist, a psychiatrist, and a psycho-social consultant.
Contact the Health Check lounge on 9448254700 at KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle
As per newspaper reports in Oct 2018, memory clinics may also be available at the Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Deralakatte, the Department of Psychiatry in KSHEMA, Deralakatte, the Department of Psychiatry at the AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, the Priya Diabetes Clinic,and the Spoorthi Trust, Kodialbail.
Additional Listings: Organizations providing services to support home care
|Names received from readers/ volunteers/ newspaper reports/ other sources for organizations that provide home care services for seniors. Some of them may support dementia care. Please satisfy yourself about the suitability and reliability while using any such agency for home health helpers (alphabetically arranged list, all for Bangalore unless otherwise noted). Some may be offering COVID-specific support and packages. No feedback is yet available from users of such packages, so please contact and evaluate yourself.
AdvantAGE Senior Care (advantageseniors.org): for home care attendants and care plans for home care. Contact: +91 98444 95527, +91 96633 77762
Care on Call (careoncall.co.in) provides a range of healthcare services at home, like doctor and nurse home visits, nursing services and procedures at home etc . Call 9916925165 / 9916915165, Email email@example.com, Facebook: /www.facebook.com/careoncallbangalore/
Elderaid (elderaid.in) supports health and wellness of seniors and has some concierge services. Contact +91 81234 00400 and site elderaid.in
EvrCare (evrcare.co) provides a range of on-demand services to help seniors stay independently at home – includes services like transportation, companionship. house tasks, shopping, healthcare, etc. Call +919606587353, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zeal (newzeal.life) is an HDFC CSR initiative that provides some free support for seniors using their own staff and outsourced persons.
Mayacare: This Pune-based entity, established in 2009, started its Bangalore operations in Oct 2017. Here, volunteers help elders/ disabled persons by providing assistance/ company for outdoor services like shopping, visiting the bank, etc., and for doing transactions. Contact Mr. Anil Kumar, +91 – 98451 41953, 98459 41953, email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicoshelp (medicoshelp.in) For home care attendants. Contact: 080-26681046 / 080-25523888
Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS) May provide nurses, attendants, doctor and dentist visits, physiotherapists, lab collections, equipment supply, etc. Contact 1800 103 4530. Website www.nightingales.in (Note: Till April 2014, NHHS was part of Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT). It is now a Medwell venture with Mahindra collaboration
Portea: Offers a range of services like home nursing support, physiotherapy, doctor visits, investigations, equipment supply, etc. Contact 1800 121 2323 Website portea.com (Also, see comment below from one caregiver).
Spandana: some caregivers have reported using trained attendants from Spandana
An additional listing (no details available) was received from one caregiver for Samay Home Care Kothanur, Bangalore(Facebook page at www.facebook.com/samayhomecare123/)
(Mysore): Wel Care Home Nursing Services – provide home nursing services as well as some stay facilities relevant for terminal/ bedridden care, geriatric care, services for disabilities and neurological disorders. Contact them for the latest information and to evaluate them. Contact: # 4468, 2nd Phase, 4th stage, Vijayanagar, Mysore – 570 017, Phones: (try all) 9538475962, 9986346668, 9986344884, email: email@example.com (response may be slow/ absent, website: www.welcare.org.in
Some multi-city organizations that may be offering support in Bangalore. Please note, service that is good in one city may not be good in another. Typical services to ask about: home nursing (attendants, nurses, wound care and nursing procedures), physiotherapy, doctor visits, home dental care, sample collections, equipment hire, pharmacy at home, etc. Some of them may claim to support dementia care. List below is alphabetically ordered
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get trained attendants, and many families use general attendants and train them on dementia themselves or with the help of volunteers. Even attendants trained by agencies for dementia often need additional training. Read a detailed discussion on this topic at: Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care. Also, please ensure that you evaluate any service/ facility before using it.
Additional Listings: Organizations possibly supporting dementia through diagnosis, day care, full-time care homes, other services
Contact the organizations for any possible 24 x 7 Care Home
Names received from readers/ volunteers/ newspaper reports/ other sources for organizations that may provide dementia support directly, or as a part of their overall work for seniors. (Arranged alphabetically). Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Residential cares may have closed, or may have modified their processes for new admission or how they keep existing residents safe. Please contact individual entities directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using the facility.
AdvantAGE Senior Care (advantageseniors.org): (Bangalore) Full-time care home may accept persons with dementia. Contact +91 98444 95527, +91 96633 77762
Asha Jeevan (http://ashajeevan.org/): Care Home for senior citizens, especially the bedridden and differently abled, including persons with dementia. Contact: Asha Jeevan Home for the Aged Trust, 57, 7th Cross, Pavamana Residency, Kembathalli Road, Gottigere, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 083. Phone +91 98451 84079 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Cadabams Rehab (www.cadabams.org/): (Bangalore) May have rehab for dementia persons. Contact 91 – 9611194949
Katherine Nivas (Bangalore) This senior citizens home may accept persons with dementia. Contact: 080-26467218, 28477618, Mob: 9845348436 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kites (kiteshealth.com) (Bangalore) offers some services for seniors, and this includes a dementia care package. Contact 99800 67000/ 080 2258 6700
Nisarga Prabhudalaya, a senior citizen’s home for elders with special needs, may accept persons with dementia. Contact them to check. It is located in gated residential township off Bannerghatta Road. Phones +91-80 27824315, +91-80 29760568
Omashram (omashram.org) (Bangalore) Omashram Trust-Old Age Care provides residential care including medical care and nursing care to old persons from poor and middle class families in an empathetic way. Their residents include persons with dementia.
People Tree Marga (peopletreemaarga.com) (Bangalore) This offers a range of services for mental health including diagnosis, emergency support, counselling, home care, etc.
Sandhya Suraksha: A joint initiative of Methodist Church in India, BRC and Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT), this is a shelter for homeless/ destitute elderly women in Bangalore, such as cases referred by police (marginalized elderly women neglected and abandoned by their families). Cares for healthy elderly women, women who need immediate medical attention, and women with cognitive impairment like dementia. Operational since Jan 2019. Address: Old number 46/8, New number 53, 10th Cross, 66th Division, Anepalya, Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560030. Contact Mr Prasad – 7406362229 (or contact Nightingales Medical Trust at 91 80 4242 6565)
Smile Elderly Care (smileelderlycare.org) (Bangalore) is a new entity (started in 2018) set up to provide day care and residential care for seniors, and may accept persons with dementia.
Others: One assisted living place in Bangalore, mentioned by some persons, may be helping also for cases like stroke, Parkinson’s, and age-related memory problems: Priaashraya (priaashraya.com/), email@example.com Phone +91 984 510 8474. They may also help home health care. An additional listing was received for Neurocare (Mysore), website at neurocaremysore.com, for memory clinic/ diagnosis. No details are available. . Another mention (details still awaited, no validation done) was of Reverb Life Care, Mysore, for day care and residential care
A directory of mental health professionals (Bangalore), created as a student project at Azim Premji University, may be available from Professor Benson Issac Opens in new window.
|Additional Listings: Important organizations working for seniors||
Prominent organizations working for seniors are (alphabetic order):
Dignity Foundation: This Mumbai-based organization works for senior citizens through initiatives in some large cities. Contact them at (080) 2654 2229, working days, working hours only. Email: Dignity.firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: https://www.dignityfoundation.com/
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). Local Bangalore office: 080-22213107/22124594. Email email@example.com. More emails: firstname.lastname@example.org . Website: helpageindia.org
Nightingales Medical Trust: This Bangalore-based NGO offers several services for senior citizens. Initiatives include multiple elders enrichment centres across Bangalore, jobs 60+, senior citizen cards, etc. It also has many dementia related projects(see above). One important initiative is their 24 x 7 Elders Helpline, run with Bangalore City Police, at #1, Infantry Road. Contact at 1090 (toll-free)/ 080-22943226, or at extension counters at Malleswaram Police Station (+91 80 23460760) or Basavangudi Police Station (+91 80 26676050): Use the helpline for distress calls, family disputes, rehab and counselling, tracing missing elders, etc. Also information on old age homes and agencies for nurses. NMT also has initiatives/ joint initiatives to support marginalized sections of society, such as Sandhya Suraksha. Nightingales Medical Trust may be contacted at: #8P6, 3rd-A Cross, East of NGEF Layout, Kasturinagar (Next to BWSSB Water Tank), Banaswadi,Bangalore – 560043, Phone: 080 – 42426565 Email: email@example.com
|Pain/ Palliative Care||
Hospitals active in palliative care/ having separate units for it include St.John’s Medical College Hospital ( their website Opens in new window) and Bangalore Baptist Hospital( contact them Opens in new window).
Palliative care is also available in hospitals/ organizations working in cancer, such as HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology Opens in new window, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Opens in new window and Karunashraya Opens in new window and organizations working with HIV/ AIDS, such as Samraksha Opens in new window (they have Asha Jyoti, a Rural Continuum of Care) and Snehadaan Opens in new window. Another hospital mentioned in available resources is Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences (wiki page here Opens in new window, but their website Opens in new window may not be working).
When getting palliative care, please remain alert that the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia.
Palliative resources in Karnataka are listed by Pallium Opens in new window.
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
Please contact the resources listed above if you are looking for dementia/ care support. If you are looking for resources in other Indian cities/ regions, or across India, check City-wise/ Region-wise resources andResources across multiple Indian cities. Below are some tips for locating additional resources:
- A list of local services can usually be obtained by surfing the Internet using keywords and the name of the city, and looking for various types of services. Most cities will have some home care services, old age homes, nursing agencies, etc. The larger hospitals of the city will usually have memory clinics, geriatric clinics, or geriatric psychiatry clinics to help the initial diagnosis of dementia. Search for these combined with your city name and other such phrases.
- Use various combinations and alternate city names for more suitable results.For example, you may look for Bangalore, Bengaluru, Bengalooru, Mysore, Kolar, Mangaluru , or whatever else you consider useful. Search using locality names also.
- Updates/ fresh data on dementia support facilities/ services may also be available from the National Dementia Helpline ( 0484-277-5088). 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 problems old number/ name of hospital/ doctor, etc., get the latest details using local telephone inquiry/ assistance services.
Please note that Dementia Care Notes does NOT provide any services or any medical consultation.
Disclaimer:Data on this page 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).
Page/ post last updated on: August 2, 2020