This page contains resources specific for dementia care in various Karnataka cities — Bangalore, Kolar. Mangalore and Mysore — 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.
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) Though many entities have websites and social media profiles, they may not update them for changes in contact information. If the contact information does not work, try to locate which social media platform they posted recently on and post your query there.
4) Many organizations do not respond promptly to emails, or even queries on social media accounts. If you don’t get a response, call their phone numbers or try WhatsApp. Also, many organizations now use mobile numbers for their main contact even if their sites/ social media profiles show landlines.
5) Information on the web about the entity may be helpful, but different web sources will have different data for the same entity, and you will still need to find out what is correct now.
- Elders Helpline: 24 x 7 senior citizen helpline at 1090 (toll-free)/ 080 2335 2833 run by Nightingales Medical Trust (contact given above) and Bangalore City Police .
- 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, managed by Nightingales Medical Trust in Karnataka.
- 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.
- Dignity helpline: Senior citizen helpline at 18002678780 run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only.
- Bangalore-based helpline for dementia: ARDSI Bangalore chapter has a dementia helpline at 96634 26565. (All working days, 9a.m.- 9p.m.).
Nightingales Medical Trust, Bangalore multiple dementia projects in Bangalore (diagnosis support, day care, residential care, dementia awareness programs, caregiver training and support, others).
Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT), Bangalore, works in the area of elder care and in dementia and has multiple projects relevant for families coping with dementia. The contact number for all NMT services is a 24-hour number, 080-4242 6565. Site is nightingaleseldercare.com Opens in new window.
Diagnosis support : Memory clinics are available at RT Nagar, Jayanagar and Kasturi Nagar.(addresses of these centres below). Their initiative demclinic.com Opens in new window uses a hybrid model (online and in-person) for assessment and advice, and has an associated app, DemLink – read about it here Opens in new window.
Nightingales Medical Trust manages some dementia day care centres. These provide a stimulating and safe environment for persons with dementia. Check with them for the arrangements for transport, processes and protocol, etc.
• Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care Centre, No 337, 2nd Cross, 1st Block R T Nagar, Bengaluru- 560032, Email: email@example.com.
• Nightingales Trust Day Care for Elderly and Dementia, 2nd Floor, No 190,
Rashtriya Vidyalaya Rd, 2nd Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 004,
Email id: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Please contact them for details, services, charges, processes, etc.
24 x 7 Care Home.
Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer’s (NCAA), Kasturi Nagar. This is a comprehensive residential care center that has a multidisciplinary team to provide a tailored, person-centric approach, including non-pharmacological therapies and psycho-social interventions. Capacity 100 persons. Rooms are 2-sharing, 3-sharing, 4-sharing, and 7-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 – 560 043 ,Email: email@example.com. Details: NCAA page Opens in new window.
Nightingales Trust – Tanya Mathias Elder care Centre. This is a women-only elder care centre for senior women with dementia and special needs, for evaluation and rehab, short and long-term stay. Capacity: 25 residents. Rooms are 2-sharing, 3-sharing. It 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, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Details at NTTM page Opens in new window.
Other projects: Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Bangalore Chapter: This is promoted by Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT). Email : email@example.com and site dementiabangalore.in Opens in new window or contact Nightingales Medical Trust. ARDSI Bangalore chapter has a dementia helpline at 96634 26565. (All working days, 9a.m.- 9p.m.).
Nightingales Medical Trust also conducts awareness programs, training programs for caregivers, support meetings, talks, and other programs relevant for spreading dementia awareness and supporting persons with dementia and their caregivers. The contact number for all NMT services is a 24-hour number, 080-4242 6565. Site is nightingaleseldercare.com Opens in new window.
NIMHANS is a well-equipped, reputed, top-notch hospital for neurology, for diagnosis, treatment, and counselling. It is staffed with several reputed, award-winning doctors of international renown. Also conducts weekly memory clinic. NIMHANS is a Govt. hospital, and can be approached for certificates required for tax and other governmental purposes.
NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560029, India.
Phone: 91-080-2699 5000 (switchboard), +91 80 2699 5530 and 080-2697 2230 (OPD enquiry), Site : 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.
Major initiatives for diagnosis support in Bangalore .
Cognitive Neurology Clinic, Manipal Hospital: Provides dementia assessment and advice. There is an initiative called Cogworks to encourage healthy ageing among seniors and to provide enrichment for people with dementia. Contact:
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: Phone: +91-99862 28883. Site thecognitiveneurologyclinic.com Opens in new window.
Bangalore Baptist Hospital Memory clinic and other relevant initiatives. Bangalore Baptist Hospital inaugurated a memory clinic, Baptist Memory Clinic on April 16, 2021 (see Facebook announcement and poster with info). For Appointments Call 080 2202 4330 / 747 / 700, (Thursday 2 PM – 4 PM). Another possible support for diagnosis and treatment is their Agewell Clinic.
Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bangalore – 560 024. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: +91 – 80 – 2202 4700, +91 – 80 – 4640 4700, +91 – 94484 96602, Web: www.bbh.org.in Opens in new window.
Additionally, any major, reputed hospital will be able to support dementia diagnosis and treatment. Contact their dementia specialists in the Neurology, Psychiatry, or Geriatrics, or ask for their memory clinics, geriatric psychiatry clinic or similar OPD clinics.
Other organizations in Bangalore 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).
Contact the organizations for any possible Day Care and/ or 24 x 7 Care Home
AdvantAGE Senior Care (advantageseniors.org Opens in new window): (Bangalore) Full-time care home may accept persons with dementia. Facebook page here Opens in new window. Contact +91 98444 95527, +91 96633 77762, 099571 71355 .
Apollo Hospitals, Banerghatta Road, Bengaluru : May have memory clinic, as per this Sep 2022 newsreport Opens in new window. (Their site is here Opens in new window).
Asha Jeevan (ashajeevan.org Opens in new window): 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 / 098450 55715 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cadabams Rehab (cadabams.org Opens in new window): May have rehab for dementia persons. Contact 91 – 96111 94949, +91 – 73532 26622.
Dwitiya Life Care (dwitiyalifecare.com Opens in new window). May have some dementia prevention day care/ geriatric care/ respite care, please check if suitable for persons with dementia. Call Mobile : 9886 202030, Landline : 080 2390 1610 / 080 2390 1613, Email: email@example.com.
Faith Old Age Home : (faith-old-age-home-health-care-centre.business.site/ Opens in new window) Accepts elders with various conditions, may accept persons with dementia. Ph: +91 9036 071341 / 99458 16872, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine Nivas (listed here Opens in new window) This senior citizens home may accept persons with dementia. Contact: 080-2646 7218, 2847 7618, Mob: 98453 48436 email@example.com.
Kites (www.kitesseniorcare.com Opens in new window) (Bangalore) offers some geriatric home care services for seniors, palliative care, and also some dementia care packages. A residential care home was also opened; please check with them re its status. Contact 99800 67000 , Email firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Nikisa Dementia Village: This is built on 2.5 acres and has a layout and intended care processes aimed to provide residents a normal life suitable for the person’s social background, stage of dementia, and gender. See their site Opens in new window. Address: NIKISA Dementia Village and Alzheimer’s Hospital, SY, No. 31, Kempanahalli Village, Yelahanka Hobli, Bengaluru North, Taluk, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 064 For details, contact +91 98869 51711 Email: email@example.com.
Omashram (omashram.org Opens in new window) (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. Contact 099860 93922. Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Maarga (maargamindcare.com Opens in new window) (Bangalore) This offers a range of services for mental health including diagnosis, emergency support, counselling, home care, etc. Contact 080 4665 9999, +91 – 99724 47788, +91 – 97417 72233, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Sandhya Suraksha/ Sandhya Kirana: Sandhya Suraksha, a joint initiative of Methodist Church in India, BRC and Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT), is a shelter for homeless/ destitute elderly women in Bangalore and accepts 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, email email@example.com. A similar initiative for men, Sandhya Kirana, is also operational, Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Nightingales Medical Trust or see their site for more details.
Sudhama Old Age Home (sudhamaoldagehome.com [newindow])(RR Nagar, Bangalore): Run by a charitable trust. They may accept persons with dementia depending on the severity of symptoms. Email email@example.com, Phone +91 – 98452 86549, +91 – 90366 96233 Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Spandana: Spandana Institutions work for mental health, providing OPD, hospital, and rehab services, and offerings include Spandana Health Care (Nandini Layout, Bangalore), Spandana Nursing Home (Rajajinagar, Bangalore), and Spandana Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (SIMHANS). See their site Opens in new window or contact (080) 2315 3500/ 2359 5652.
VLN’s Nisarga Ayurdham (Nisarga Prabhudalaya)(vlnprabuddhalaya.in Opens in new window) 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. Phone : +91 98861 75111, Email :firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Opens in new window), Facebook page here Opens in new window, email@example.com Phone +91 984 510 8474. They may also help home health 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. Alphabetically arranged list, all for Bangalore unless otherwise noted. Please contact and evaluate yourself.
AdvantAGE Senior Care (advantageseniors.org Opens in new window): for home care attendants and care plans for home care. Contact: +91 98444 95527, +91 96633 77762, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Care on Call (careoncall.co.in Opens in new window) provides healthcare services at home like doctor and nurse home visits, nursing services and procedures, etc . Call 99169 25165 / 99169 15165, Email email@example.com, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Elderaid (elderaid.in Opens in new window) supports health and wellness of seniors and has some concierge services. Contact (Phone and Whatsapp) +91 81234 00400, Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicoshelp (medicoshelp.in Opens in new window) For home care attendants. email@example.com Phones 098440 76320 / 094490 25547 Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Spandana: some caregivers have reported using trained attendants from Spandana. Their other work in mental health domain is listed in section above. See their site Opens in new window or contact (080) 2315 3500/ 2359 5652.
Sukino. Provides home care services, continuum care, stroke and other rehab, etc. Check if they also support those with dementia. See their site Opens in new window or contact 076762 99000 (Whatsapp) 91 63660 02200, Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Facebook page here Opens in new window).
Sumukha Nursing Services (homenursingservices.in Opens in new window): their home nursing services may include dementia care. Contact 1800-212-9707, Email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Others: An additional listing (no details available) was received from one caregiver for Samay Home Care Kothanur, Bangalore. Phone 078296 79473, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/samayhomecare123. Also, the name of Divine Consultants was mentioned by a caregiver from Bangalore – see www.divineconsultants.org, phones 95382 35775, 81470 10400, 88675 66369.
Some multi-city organizations may be offering support in your city/ locality. Multi-city organizations keep adding and removing locations and services, but usually have more presence in their home state, metros and larger cities. A service that is good in one city may not be good in another. Quality changes over time, if management/ funding changes, or there is a takeover / merger. Please evaluate before use. Typical services to ask about are home nursing (attendants, nurses, wound care and nursing procedures), physiotherapy, doctor visits, speech therapy, stroke rehab, home dental care, sample collections, equipment hire, pharmacy at home, ICU at home, etc. Also, ask about dementia care. List below is alphabetically ordered. If they claim to provide emergency support, please find out the particulars to see if dependable.
- Apollo HomeCare (Hyderabad): For range of home healthcare, investigations, equipment, etc. Contact 1860 500 8586: Website apollohomecare.com Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
- Care24 : (Mumbai). For doctors at home, caregivers, physiotherapy, other services. Contact numbers different for different cities, Contact +91 22628 20555, 080-6904 8802 , 080979 11928, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: care24.co.in Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
- Eldercare : (Delhi): For home care assistance, care buddies for seniors, and other services, etc. Contact: +91-84482 98723, +91-73036 99880, +91-99995 61115, +91-84482 98720, Email email@example.com, Site: eldercare.co.in Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
- FamPhy (NCR). This is a network of home visiting doctors. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact 98 6833 6833. Site: famphy.com Opens in new window , Facebook page here Opens in new window.
- HealthCare atHOME (HCAH): (Noida)( by the Burman family and the founders of Healthcare At Home , UK). For caregivers, equipment, physiotherapy, other services. Contact 1800-102-4224 Site: .hcah.in Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
- India Home Health Care (IHHC): (Chennai) (partner of BAYADA Home Health Care) . Range of home health care services, post-operative care, equipment, etc. Contact +91 76764 33333, Email:email@example.com Site indiahomehealthcare.com Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
- Lifecircle Senior Care (Delhi). For home care services and medical equipment. Contact number different for different cities (see site). Email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Site lifecircle.in Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
- Mayacare: (Pune). NGO, for free assistance to senior citizens – aides, assistance for chores, shopping, digital work, other transactions and work, etc. Contact +91-95525 10400, +91-95525 10411, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Site: mayacare.org Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
- Nightingales Home Health Services (Bangalore). For home health services, physiotherapy, stroke care, equipment, speech therapy, lab tests, dental care, etc. Contact 1800 103 4530. Email email@example.com, Site nightingales.in Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
- Portea (Bangalore): Offers a range of services like home nursing support, physiotherapy, doctor visits, investigations, equipment supply, etc. Contact 1800 121 2323 Email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Site: portea.com Opens in new window, Facebook page here 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 +91 97405 52261, working days, working hours only. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Website: dignityfoundation.com Opens in new window.
Helpage : 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).Emails: email@example.com . 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 has many dementia related projects(see above). They manage a 24 x 7 Elders Helpline, run with Bangalore City Police at 1090 (toll-free) / 080 2335 2833 . Use the helpline for distress calls, family disputes, rehab and counselling, tracing missing elders, etc. Address: Office of the Asst. Commissioner of Police, 1st Cross, West of Chord Road, Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore 560 079, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (more here Opens in new window). Another project is Elderline, a project of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the National Institute of Social Defence, managed by Nightingales Medical Trust in Karnataka, which provides support through the toll-free number 14567; calls are distributed to relevant regional officers in various Karnataka districts for appropriate action. Address: No. 337, 2nd Cross Rd, 1st Block, Rahmath Nagar, RT Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 032, Email email@example.com (Read more here Opens in new window). NMT also supports marginalized sections of society, through projects such as Sandhya Suraksha and Sandhya Kirana. Contact: #8P6, 3rd-A Cross, East of NGEF Layout, Kasturinagar (Next to BWSSB Water Tank), Banaswadi,Bangalore – 560 043, Phone: 080 – 42426565, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org See: nightingaleseldercare.com Opens in new window.
ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre, KOLAR.
This joint project of Nightingales Medical Trust, Bangalore and ETCM Hospital, Kolar) has a 74 bed residential facility at Kolar at the ETCM hospital premises (approx 60 km from Bangalore) that accepts persons with dementia. This residential facility is in a ward of of the ETCM hospital and is managed by a core team from NCAA, Bangalore using technology and telemedicine. It provides economical respite care services and has shared rooms of 4, 5 and 10 sharing. Project information at their page Opens in new window. Contact 080-4242 6565 to know more about the project and protocols, etc.
24 x 7 Care Home.
ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre, F Ward, Ellen Thoburn Cowen Memorial (ETCM) Hospital, Bangarpet Road, Kolar, Email: email@example.com.
People’s Association for Geriatric Empowerment (PAGE), Mangalore, which has multiple seniors-oriented initiatives, had been planning some initiatives in Mysuru and Kolar, also (see report Opens in new window). See the entry in Mangalore, and contact Jerardin D’Souza to know more.
Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association (MAA) , headed by Jerardin D’Souza, has an active presence on social media, and is involved with many dementia support related activities in Mangalore. They also have talks explaining dementia, featured on radio and TV, in English, Kannada, and Konkani. Some such videos are on their YouTube channel here Opens in new window. Website: MAA website/ blog Opens in new window, View the association’s Facebook page Opens in new window Contact: Windsor Manor, Highlands, Mangalore 575 002, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , Phone: 098 440 74759.
Spoorthi Charitable Trust is an associated entity handled by Dr. Prabha Adhikari, has 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, which has multiple seniors-oriented initiatives, including (in 2018) publication of a booklet ‘Lifeline for Elders’ with information on various services useful for seniors. PAGE had been planning some initiatives in Mysuru and Kolar, also. Contact Jerardin D’Souza to know more.
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 94482 54700 at KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle.
Others in Mangalore: 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.
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. The residential facility will be about 30,000 sq. ft. with a capacity for 40 to 50 patients in 27 rooms in rural Mangaluru, 25 kms away from Mangaluru City.
24 x 7 Care Home. While construction is underway, Susheg is providing residential care for the limited number of persons in rented premises. Contact them for details. Address 3-64 Badaga Yedapadavu Village, Kompadavu Post, Mangaluru Taluk, Karnataka, 574 144, India. Email: email@example.com, Website: sushegtrust.org Opens in new window, Project page here Opens in new window. Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Some of the multi-city resources mentioned above may also be available.
Dementia diagnosis and other support in Mysore.
Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Mysore Chapter: The chairman is Dr. Hanumanthachar Joshi, Principal of Sarada Vilas College of Pharmacy. The chapter works actively in spreading awareness and dementia information. It is at: 309, 2nd floor, Abhyodaya Apartments, Dattagalli, 3rd stage, Mysore- 570 022, Tel (try all): (0821) 248 8612, 096633 73701, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
All India Institute of Speech and Hearing(AIISH), Mysore. This provides diagnosis and treatment/ rehab support as part of their clinical services. Their services are very reasonably priced.
Contact their clinical services department: Clinical Services, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangothri, Mysore – 570 006 (Karnataka State), Tel: 91-0821-250 2503, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Timings: 9am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Website: aiishmysore.in Opens in new window and their clinical services page Opens in new window.
Other possible resources in Mysore.
An additional listing was received for Neurocare (Mysore), website at neurocaremysore.com Opens in new window, for memory clinic/ diagnosis. No feedback was available.
People’s Association for Geriatric Empowerment (PAGE), Mangalore, which has multiple seniors-oriented initiatives, had been planning some initiatives in Mysuru and Kolar, also (see report Opens in new window). . See the entry in Mangalore, and contact Jerardin D’Souza to know more.
Another mention is Reverb Life Care, Mysore, for residential care of seniors, including those with dementia. (no feedback available, may not be working any more) – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org , 0821 297 2604, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Wel Care Home Nursing Services – provide home nursing services as well as some stay facilities relevant for terminal/ bedridden care and geriatric / neurological condition care. Contact them for the latest information and to evaluate them. Contact: # 4468, 2nd Phase, 4th stage, Vijayanagar, Mysore – 570 017, Phones: (try all) 95384 75962, 99863 46668, 99863 44884, email: email@example.com (response may be slow/ absent), website: welcare.org.in Opens in new window.
Some of the multi-city resources mentioned above may also be available.
Pain/ Palliative Care resources in Karnataka
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 OncologyOpens 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, and their website Opens in new window. Palliative resources in Karnataka are listed by Pallium Opens in new window.
When getting palliative care, please remain alert that the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia.
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.
- 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.
- For better search results, try using the state name, locality name, other names of your city or nearby cities.
- When using online data to identify a possible service provider, check how recent the data is. For this, see events, pictures, social media posts. Try to understand whether the entity seems operational.
- Contact the various dementia organizations and elder care organizations listed above and ask them for names of more resources.
- Ask the reception/ nurses at local hospitals. They often know about home health care agencies.
- For minor procedures, like IV, neighborhood path labs and small clinics may be able to send nurses home. They may even have contacts of doctors who make home visits.
- 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.
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