Resources for dementia care: Bangalore (Bengaluru), Mysore (Mysuru), Mangalore, Kolar

This page contains resources specific for dementia care in Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore and Kolar for the convenience of caregivers of patients of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. [read disclaimer]

Announcement (July 2017): NIMHANS (Bangalore) is currently conducting an online support programme for caregivers of people with dementia as part of a study. Click here for details and to enroll Opens in new window.

Quick Ref: To quickly locate the day cares and full-time cares in Bangalore, Kolar, and any other Karnataka cities, look for the symbols
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Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias

Dementia helpline: ARDSI Bangalore chapter/ Nightingales Medical Trust had two helplines: 9379792906 and 9379830631, operating 9 am to 9 pm, with languages: Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, English, and Malayalam.(data reconfirmed in September 2016).

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

For ARDSI Bangalore Chapter services and activities, contact Nightingales Medical Trust
(contact given below). Or email: or
(Note: Their website, is not updated often so it is better to contact them instead.)

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
Nightingales Dementia Care,
Sandhya Kirana,
Next to Divyashree Chambers, Opp. Sita Bhateja Nursing Home, Akkithimmanahalli, Shantinagar
Bangalore – 560025
080-41248448 OR 41248449
Contact person: Susan Jaison

Other day care/ active-ageing centers managed by Nightingales Medical Trust that accept persons with dementia, are:

Day Care
Nightingales Elders Enrichment Centre, Sanjaynagar
No. 302A, 3rd cross, 2nd main, 2nd block, RMV Extension, 2nd stage, Bangalore – 94
Ph: 91 80 65606505, Email:​
Contact: Ms. ​Sreeja

Day CareNightingales Trust Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing
(data updated recd. Jan 19, 2017)
887, 11th Cross, 22nd Main,
JP Nagar 2nd Phase,
Bangalore – 560078
Contact Ms Anitha, Phone: 080-69999775
Email id:

Contact them or Nightingales Medical Trust for more details.

Full-time dementia care facilities in Bangalore
and other dementia programs by Nightingales Medical Trust,

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:

Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer’s (NCAA) is a comprehensive residential care center that offers respite care and uses a tailored, person-centric approach, including non-pharmacological therapies and psycho-social interventions suitable to the person. The centre provides a well-designed, safe environment suitable for persons with dementia, and has a multidisciplinary team headed by a geriatric psychiatrist. The facility is in heavy demand and has been expanding its capacity to the extent possible. It accommodates 96 residents (July 2017 data) and has a waiting list. Rooms for full-time care are available on sharing basis (2-sharing, 3-sharing, 4-sharing, and 7/8-sharing)

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Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer’s (NCAA)
#8P6, 3rd-A Cross, East of NGEF Layout,
Kasturinagar (Next to BWSSB Water Tank), Banaswadi,
Bangalore – 560043
Contact Ms. Sruthi Sivaraman 080 – 42426565


Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT) along with Dhanavantri Hospital Society (DHS) has a full-time care centre (ward with capacity: 8 persons) for patients with high nursing needs. This unit provide palliative care. All medical emergencies are handled by the Annaswamy Mudaliar Hospital.

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Nightingales Trust-Dhanvantri Hospital Society Palliative Care Unit
Annaswamy Mudaliar Hospital
Frazer Town
Contact Mr Sandeep, 8123291462

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. Contact them on 080-42426565 for details/ updates.

(Joint project of Nightingales Medical Trust, Banglore and ETCM Hospital, Kolar):

ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre,
F Ward, ETCM Hospital, Bangarpet Road, Kolar

NMT and ETCM Kolar manage a 40 bed residential facility at Kolar at the ETCM hospital premises (approx 70 km from Bangalore).

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.

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ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre
F Ward, Ellen Thoburn Cowen Memorial (ETCM) Hospital, Bangarpet Road, Kolar
Contact person: Paul Arun Kumar, 9243432722

Some information is available at their page Opens in new window but please contact them for updated details, pricing, and possibility of admission.


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. Conducts weekly memory clinic and support group meeting on dementia.

NIMHANS, Hosur Road
Bangalore – 560029, India
Phone: 91-080-26995000 (switchboard), +91 80 26995530 (OPD enquiry)
Web: 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 specific aspects of dementia, and is run by senior specialists. Please contact NIMHANS for details.

NIMHANS is a Govt. hospital, and can be approached for certificates required for tax and other governmental purposes.

Cognitive Neurology Clinic
Manipal Hospital

Some dementia assessment and advice is available. 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:
Phone: +91-99862 28883
Web: Opens in new window
Others (Bangalore) Some names received for possible help in dementia or stroke care: for services or stay (please contact them to check suitability and reliability)

AdvantAGE Senior Care ( for caregivers and care homes
Cadabams Rehab (
Directory of mental health professionals (Bangalore): A directory of Bangalore mental health professionals was created as part of a student project at Azim Premji University. A newspaper report on this, here Opens in new window. Contact Professor Benson Issac Opens in new window for current availability status.
No longer functioning: Goodhands This health care support service for seniors was discontinued in Jul 2016 and the site ( ) is also no longer available.

ARDSI Mysore Chapter

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Mysore Chapter
(Contact details reconfirmed August 2015)

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
Tel (try all): (0821) 2488612, 09663373701
Email: and

The chapter hosted the ARDSI Conference, 2016 on December 10 and 11, 2016. A Mysuru helpline, 9590316416, was inaugurated at the ARDSI conference and is supposed to operate 9-5, Mon-Fri. More details are not known as yet, but you can try contacting them.

Dementia resources in Mangalore

Mangalore has a Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association, headed by Jerardin D’Souza. They have an active presence on social media, and are 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.

Website: MAA website/ blog (started in May 2016) Opens in new window
View the association’s Facebook page Opens in new window

Contact: Windsor Manor, Highlands, Mangalore 575 002
Phone: 098 440 74759

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.

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 and by Pain & Palliative Care Society Opens in new window.

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

Elders Helpline: 1090 (toll-free)/ 080-22943226, run by Nightingales Medical Trust (contact given above) and Bangalore City Police.
Helpage helpline: 1800 180 1253 (tollfree number)
Dignity helpline: (080) 2654 2229, run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only (More on Dignity Bangalore below)

Facility Address and other details
Helpage India, Bangalore Branch Office Address: 113, Royal Corner
No 1 & 2 Lal Bagh Road
Bangalore-560 027 Karnataka
Phone: 080-22213107, 22124594
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.
Elders Helpline 1090/ 080-22943226 (with Bangalore Police)

Helps elders with distress calls, family disputes, rehab and counselling, tracing missing elders, etc. Also provides list of old age homes and agencies that supply attendants and nurses.

Police Commissioner’s Office,
Ground Floor, No. 1, Infantry Road,
Bangalore 1
Toll-free Tel: 1090/ 100
Phone: +91 80 2294 3226, Contact Ms. Sandhya

Extension counters are available at the Malleswaram Police Station (+91 80 23460760)
and Basavangudi Police Station (+91 80 26676050)

Nightingales Medical Trust

Offers support for seniors through initiatives like multiple elders enrichment centres across Bangalore, jobs 60+, senior citizen cards, etc.

#8P6, 3rd-A Cross, East of NGEF Layout,
Kasturinagar (Next to BWSSB Water Tank), Banaswadi,
Bangalore – 560043
080 – 42426565


They can also be contacted at their RT Nagar office, at #337, 2nd Cross, 1st Block, R T Nagar, Bangalore 560032

Nightingales Medical Trust offers several services for senior citizens, such as support for seniors through initiatives like multiple elders enrichment centres across Bangalore, jobs 60+, senior citizen cards, etc. It also manages dementia day care and respite care facilities in Bangalore and Kolar, and promotes the ARDSI Bangalore Chapter (see above, under the dementia services section). However, it has divested from one of its services, Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS) (see entry below for NHHS).

The Nightingales website describes their various current projects and future plans: Opens in new window

Nightingales Home Health Services (a unit of Medwell Ventures and a Mahindra collaboration, formerly part of Nightingales Medical Trust)

For home nursing and some specialized services

Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS) provides a variety of home health care support. In April 2014, Nightingales Medical Trust divested from NHHS and NHHS is now a unit of Medwell Ventures, and a Mahindra collaboration. Please note that Nightingales Medical Trust continues to operate various other services and facilities in the senior citizen domain and in dementia care (see above).

Services offered by NHHS include physiotherapy at home, dental care, wound care, home medical and nursing support and other such services. NHHS is also expanding to multiple cities. Please check with them for their current services and whether or not they support emergency medical help.
Nightingales Home Health Services
2989/1A 12th Main, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560008
Phones: 080-4530 0300 and (toll-free) 1800 103 4530, Email:

Dignity Foundation, Bengaluru (Data confirmed: Sep 2016)

Dignity Foundation- Bangalore Chapter
33-30-14th Cross, K V Layout, 4th Block East,
Jayanagar, Near USha Apartments,
Bengaluru 560011.
Ph: 080-26542229
Email :

Deputy Manager: Brinda H Ramesh

Other sources for information on attendants, old age homes, etc.

Portea: One upcoming resource is Portea Opens in new window which provides services and support for home care in multiple Indian cities, and is based in Bangalore. (see comment below from one caregiver). Visit their site/ contact them for details, and evaluate suitability and reliability as per your needs. Their helpline is 1800 121 2323 and email is

Red Cross, Kottayam (Kerala) also provides 24-hour attendants for many cities in South India, and may help for Bangalore. Contact: Indian Red Cross Society, Kottayam District Branch, Red Cross Tower, Nagambadom, Kottayam- 686001, Ph: 0481-2300238, 0481-2560238

A possible list of resources (many entries are very outdated, so please check suitability etc.) is available on this site Opens in new window.

(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: (response may be slow/ absent, website:

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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Kannada)

Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Kannada.

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, 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 to help the initial diagnosis of dementia. Search for "memory clinic" 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: 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.

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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 out these links:

Other useful links:

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Disclaimer: This page includes 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.

Page/ post last updated on: August 28, 2017

5 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Bangalore (Bengaluru), Mysore (Mysuru), Mangalore, Kolar”

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    NIMHANS is observing World Alzheimer’s Day and World Elder’s Day for a week from 26th September to 1st October 2011. We solicit your and your organisation’s presence and active participation
    during the Public Forum on 27th September 2011 and 1st October 2011.
    Looking forward to your support.
    Thank You
    Coordinated by
    Geriatric Clinic and Services, NIMHANS

  2. We used services to get a nurse for my wife who needed IV thrice a day. The Portea helpline was not helpful, but I went to their office and talked to them. The nurse they sent was very good. Someone told me later that I could also have tried using Clumax, but I don’t know about them because I never contacted them.

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: This was the experience of an individual family. 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 and at

  3. Dear Sirs,
    Our domestic helps mother who was a dementia patient has gone missing 5to 6 times, but somehow could be spotted in and around Bangalore. But 18 months back she went missing and could not be traced till date. They are helpless with no resources to spend on searching beyond a limit. Can you please let me know if any center in Bangalore takes care of them.
    Spread this suggestion to as many people as possible for easily locating the lost person.
    DHANDAPANI.N ,9845696852,

    1. I am not aware of any place that takes care of indigent persons with dementia, but you can check with NIMHANS, the Govt hospital, which is likely to be getting such questions and such cases. Your idea of a tattoo is, and in fact, a common technique used in the rural areas, but not so popular in cities. Other methods are also used, like stitching labels on clothes (at the back, especially).

      Thank you for sharing for for your concern.

    2. Great idea.. I’m going to suggest this for my Brother in Law right away. He had a stroke and has walked out of the house many times.

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