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]
- Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias.
- Helplines and major information sources for elders.
- Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Kannada).
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
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
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.
Nightingales Dementia Care,
Other day care/ active-ageing centers managed by Nightingales Medical Trust that accept persons with dementia, are:
Nightingales Elders Enrichment Centre, Sanjaynagar
Nightingales Trust Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing
Contact them or Nightingales Medical Trust for more details./p>
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:
#8P6, 3rd-A Cross, East of NGEF Layout,
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 88 residents 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)
Nightingales Trust-Dhanvantri Hospital Society Palliative Care Unit
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.
Some information on these full-time facilities can be seen at their page 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,
This telemedicine-enabled residential facility is in a ward of of the ETCM hospital. 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 perons. The facility is designed to suit the needs of persons with dementia. 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 safe and monitored using CCTV, and any medical emergencies are handled within the ETCM hospital premises.
Address: ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre
Some information is available at their page 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. Has India’s only”brain bank.”
|NIMHANS, Hosur Road
Bangalore – 560029, India
Phone: 91-080-26995000 (switchboard), +91 80 26995530 (OPD enquiry)
Information on the weekly geriatric clinic ” this geriatric clinic/ memory clinic, currently on Saturday afternoons (rechecked March 2015), includes support group sessions explaining some specific aspects of dementia, and is run by senior specialists. Please contact NIMHANS for details.
|Cognitive Neurology Clinic
|Diagnosis and treatment advice for dementia is available from the Cognitive Neurology Clinic. They may also provide some support for caregivers; contact them for information on their activities.
Cognitive Neurology Clinic
Department of Neurology (first basement)
#98, HAL Airport Road
Bangalore – 560 017.
and an additional clinicat
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
|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 (advantageseniors.org): for caregivers and care homes
|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:
The ARDSI Mysore Chapter was inaugurated in June, 2013, and has been actively conducting awareness programs. The chapter hosted the ARDSI Conference, 2016 on December 10 and 11, 2016. (see: www.ardsicon2016.com )
|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.
Contact: Windsor Manor, Highlands, Mangalore 575 002
Their videos (English, Kannada, Konkani) can be viewed on Youtube, for example: ALZHEIMER’S TALK in KANNADA and ALZHEIMER’S DEMENTIA–TALK By Er.Jerardin D’souza-Founder-MAA-Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association .
|Pain/ Palliative Care||
Palliative care is also available in hospitals/ organizations working in cancer, such as HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology , Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology and Karunashraya and organizations working with HIV/ AIDS, such as Samraksha (they have Asha Jyoti, a Rural Continuum of Care) and Snehadaan . Another hospital mentioned in available resources is Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences (wiki page here , but their website may not be working).
When getting palliative care, please remain alert that the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia.
|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.
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|
|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,
Toll-free Tel: 1090
Phone: +91 80 2294 3226, Contact Ms. Sandhya
Extension counters are available at the Malleswaram Police Station (+91 80 23460760)
|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)–NHHS is now a unit of Medwell Ventures (see entry below for NHHS).
The Nightingales website describes their various current projects and future plans: nightingaleseldercare.com
|Nightingales Home Health Services (a unit of Medwell Ventures now, and formerly part of Nightingales Medical Trust)
For home nursing and some specialized services
|Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS) was started several years ago and was part of the work done by Nightingales Medical Trust. NHHS provided a variety of home health care support. In April 2014, Nightingales Medical Trust divested from it. NHHS is now a part of Nightingales Wellness Pvt. Ltd, a unit of Medwell Ventures. 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).
For NHHS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of what they currently offer and what they plan to do. The Medwell website is at http://medwellventures.com/. The website is http://nightingales.in/ (the earlier NHHS website www.nightingalebangalore.com was not functioning when checked in Sep 2016)
The services offered by NHHS under the new management are different from those offered by the earlier management. Please contact them to understand what they do now, or if you were an existing member under the old NHHS management and need to understand the new range of services covered under NHHS. When last checked (August 2015), they were not providing emergency medical care, (again, this may change, so please get in touch with them).
Contact phone numbers: (toll-free) 1800 103 4530
NHHS has offices at Indiranagar and at some other locations in Bangalore (last confirmed additional offices were Sahakar Nagar and Whitefield, but please check with them).
The Main office at Indiranagar:
2989/1A 12th Main, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560008
Phones: (toll-free) 1800 103 4530, 080-4530 0300
|Dignity Foundation, Bengaluru||(Data confirmed: Sep 2016)
Dignity Foundation- Bangalore Chapter
Deputy Manager: Brinda H Ramesh
|Other sources for information on attendants, old age homes, etc.||
One upcoming resource is Portea 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 email@example.com
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 .
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
- 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 ( 04842808088 (Mon-Sat 10 AM-4 PM). 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 old number/ name of hospital/ doctor, etc., you can try to get the latest correct number/ address using local telephone inquiry/ assistance services or services like Justdial (0888-888-8888) and Askme (0444-444-4444).
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:
- City-wise/ region-wise dementia resources: City-wise resources
- Resources/ organizations working in dementia/ elder care across multiple Indian cities: Resources across India
Other useful links:
- Quick access to essential caregiving tips: Caregiving Essential Toolkit
- Discussion on trained attendants for dementia home care : Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care
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: February 13, 2017