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

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

Announcement (January 2018): 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: 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 Feb 2018).

Helplines for senior citizens

  • Elders Helpline: 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: dementiabangalore@gmail.com or ncaa@nightingaleseldercare.com. You can also contact Nightingales Medical Trust (their work is described below)
(Note: The ARDSI Bangalore Chapter’s website, dementiabangalore.in is not updated often so please 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

Nightingales Elders Enrichment Centre,(data update recd. Oct 18, 2017) – Nightingales Medical Trust, No 337, 2nd Cross, 1st Block R .T Nagar, Bengaluru- 560032
Ph: 91 80 42423535, Email: neec_rmv@nightingaleseldercare.com​ Contact: Ms. ​Sreeja (9035025445)

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

Dementia Day Care Centre(data update recd. Feb 8, 2018) #40, Lakshmi Complex, KR Fort Road, Opp Vanivilas Hospital, Bangalore – 560002
Contact Suhan, Phone: 080-26800444
Email id: dcc_krm@nightingaleseldercare.com

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:

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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. The capacity is 100 residents. Rooms for full-time care are available on sharing basis (2-sharing, 3-sharing, 4-sharing, and 7/8-sharing)

Address: 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
Email: ncaa@nightingaleseldercare.com

Nightingales Trust – Tanya Mathias Elder care Centre is a women-only integrated elder care centre for senior women with special needs. It supports stay for evaluation and rehab, and short and long-term stay. It accepts persons with dementia. Inaugurated: June 2018. Capacity: 25 residents. This is an extension of the care services of NCAA, Kasturinagar.

Address: Nightingales Trust Tanya Mathias Elder care Centre
No 6, Sonam Layout, Doddagubbi Road, Behind Liza’s Home, Near Nandini Farm, Kothanur Post, Bangalore 560077
Contact Ms. Lydia Priyadharshini, Centre incharge. Phone 0805066565, 9900305000

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
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
Email: ndcckolar@nightingaleseldercare.com

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
Bangalore
Nikisa Dementia Village is a new full-time care facility for dementia now open for admissions. 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

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Address: NIKISA Dementia Village and Alzheimer’s Hospital, Kempanahalli, Karnataka 560064. For details, contact Dr. S. Subramanya (Ph. D) – 9945090448, Kiran S. – 9886951711 Email: kiran.s@nikisa.com

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.
(Entry added in March 2018 after site visit)

NIMHANS

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.

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.
and
Cognitive Neurology Clinic, Annaswamy Mudalier General Hospital, No. 1 Bourdillon Road, Fraser Town, Bangalore – 560 005
Contact email: cognitiveneurologyclinic@gmail.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
Tel (try all): (0821) 2488612, 09663373701
Email: ardsimysore@gmail.com and amanjoshi17@yahoo.com

A Mysuru helpline, 9590316416, was inaugurated as part of the ARDSI Conference, 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)
Mysore

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.
(Contact details obtained September 2017)

Clinical Services, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangothri, Mysore – 570 006 (Karnataka State)
Tel: 91-0821-2502503
Email: aiish_sls@yahoo.co.in and nsreedevi@aiishmysore.in
Timings: 9am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday
Website: aiishmysore.in Opens in new window

Read their web page on their clinical services Opens in new window

Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association (MAA)
(Mangalore)

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.

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
E-mail: jardinedsouza@gmail.com
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.

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

Aaji Care Hubli Centre (Aarambh)
(Hubbali-Dharwad)

In February 2018, Aaji Care inaugurated Aarambh (Hubli), an Elder Care Home and Ortho Neuro Rehab Centre in partnership with Deshpande Foundation and Vaatsalya Hospital. This centre includes both full-time stay and day care services and accepts persons with dementia also.

Address: 3rd Floor, Vaatsalya Hospital, Gokul Road, Hubbali
Centre Head: N.R. Ravi.
Phones: 9972698133, 8899920930
Aaji Care also has a website at aajicare.in

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).

AdvantAGE Senior Care (advantageseniors.org): for home care attendants and care plans for home care. Contact: +91 98444 95527, +91 96633 77762

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: anilnestor@gmail.com, service@mayacare.com.

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

A possible list of Bangalore 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: info@welcare.org.in (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

  • Apollo HomeCare (from Apollo Hospitals): Contact 1860 500 8585: Website http://apollohomecare.com/
  • Eldercare (Care buddies): (Delhi-based) Contact +91 882 652 6161/ 880 052 6525. Site: eldercare.co.in
  • HealthCare atHOME (HCAH): (Noida-based)( by the Burman family (Dabur) and the founders of Healthcare At Home (HAH), UK) Contact 1800-102-4224 Website https://hcah.in/

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

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)

AdvantAGE Senior Care (advantageseniors.org): Full-time care home may accept persons with dementia. Contact +91 98444 95527, +91 96633 77762

Cadabams Rehab (www.cadabams.org/): May have rehab for dementia persons. Contact 91 – 9611194949

Katherine Nivas This senior citizens home may accept persons with dementia. Contact: 080-26467218, 28477618, Mob: 9845348436 kaitherinenivas@gmail.com

Kites (kiteshealth.com) 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. Website: vlnprabuddhalaya.com, Phones +91-80 27824315, +91-80 29760568

People Tree Marga (peopletreemaarga.com) This offers a range of services for mental health including diagnosis, emergency support, counselling, home care, etc.

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.bengaluru@gmail.com, Website: http://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 bangalore@helpageindia.org. More emails: headoffice@helpageindia.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 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. 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: ncaa@nightingaleseldercare.com, nightingalesmt@gmail.com
See their project details at: nightingaleseldercare.com 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.

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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:

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: 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 problems old number/ name of hospital/ doctor, etc., get the latest details using local telephone inquiry/ assistance services.

Other 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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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: July 3, 2018


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

  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 Portea.com 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 http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-trained-attendants-for-dementia-home-care/ and at http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/)

  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.
    ALSO I SUGGEST A SIMPLE EFFECTIVE SOLUTION THAT CAME TO MY MIND.IT INVOLVES FIXING A SIMPLE PERMANENT TATOO IN BOTH THE ARMS -EITHER CONTACT ADDRESS or MOBILE NUMBER. This will enable the finder to contact the concerned.
    Spread this suggestion to as many people as possible for easily locating the lost person.
    DHANDAPANI.N ,9845696852,nagadhandapani@gmail.com

    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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