Resources for dementia care: Chennai, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

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This page contains information specific for dementia care in Chennai and Coimbatore, for the convenience of caregivers of patients of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. [read disclaimer.]

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) The websites and social media profiles of the entities may not have updated contact information. If the information does not work, look for a social media platform they posted recently on and post your query there.
4) Many organizations do not respond promptly to emails or queries on social media accounts. If so, call their phone numbers or try WhatsApp. Many organizations now use mobile numbers for their main contact even if their sites/ social media profiles show landlines.
5) Different web sources may have different data for the same entity, and you may need to search to find out what is correct now.

Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dementia India Alliance’s National Dementia Support Line at 8585 990 990, 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday.
  • A national helpline for palliative care is available from Pallium India at 91 964 588 4889 / +91 860 688 4889.
  • Helplines for depression/ emotional support can be seen at this link.
  • Dignity helpline: Senior citizen helpline at 1800 267 8780 run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only.

Madras Memory Clinic.

Dr. R. Sathianathen, Secretary, The Madras Memory Clinic, D-89, III Cross Street, Anna Nagar East, Chennai – 600 102, TAMIL NADU. You can also contact Dr. Priscilla. Ph: 044 4262 9209, +91 98402 72060, +91 98410 19910, 93429 05226 Emails:,, Opens in new window. They also function as the ARDSI Chennai Chapter.

DEMCARES, Dementia Care in SCARF.

DEMCARES, an initiative of SCARF, provides support for dementia diagnosis and care, through activities like diagnosis support, training programmes for caregivers and professional carers, support activities, and may offer online support meetings and Whatsapp groups. There is also an active ageing centre. Services and support may be available in Tamil and English.

To know the current initiatives, and for appointment, contact: :
R/7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar West Extension, Kailash Colony Sector A, Near Anna Nagar West bus depot, Chennai 600 101, Phone: +91.73585.88822 (M), Email:, Skype: dementiaindia
Website: Opens in new window. You can also contact Dr. Sridhar Vaitheswaran, Consultant Psychiatrist, at

24 x 7 Care Home. 20-bed residential center, Sri T S Santhanam Centre for elderly care, for persons with Dementia (Tambaram). Contact: 74/35, ERIKKARI STREET, Sundaram Colony, Selaiyur, Chennai- 600 059, Phone 91 73585 88822.

Jagruti Rehabilitation Center.

Jagruti Rehabilitation Center, started by Dr. Amar Shinde, is a residential care for de-addiction and mental rehabilitation, and takes persons with dementia. Read about the Chennai centre here Opens in new window. Please check with them for exact services and details, processes and protocols.

24 x 7 Care Home.

Jagruti Rehabilitation Center, 944, 17th Main Rd, Sector H, Thirumoolar Colony, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600038

Contact (Phone/ WhatsApp) +91 98222 07761 Email:,, Opens in new window.

Dignity Foundation Dementia Day Care.

Dignity Foundation has a dementia day care centre. Contact them for current status and other details.
Contact Dignity Foundation – Dementia Day Care Centre, No.F-27, old No.84, F Block, 2nd street, Anna Nagar,Chennai -600 102. Behind Sundaram Foundation. Phones: : +91 98403 95943 (Felista Jose), : 91 44 7966 1728, : +91 63800 80496
Dignity Foundation’s website page listing their day cares is here Opens in new window.

Geriatric Care Clinic (GCC), Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre.

Geriatric Care Clinic (GCC) is part of Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) supports care for persons above 50 years through screening and support for problems like age-related decline, disability, psycho-social issues, dementia, etc. GCC does functional assessments, guides on issues that affect elders, and supports caregiver. Contact:
Geriatric Care Clinic (GCC) [Holistic Elder Care], Room No: 15, A1 Private Clinic, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Porur, Chennai – 600 116.
Contact Person : Social Welfare Officer, GCC Direct No : 044-2476 3137, SRMC Board No : 044-4592 8500 / Extn: 3419, Mobile Contact : +91-94442 20962, GCC Email ID :, Website page: Geriatric Care Clinic Opens in new window and more details Opens in new window. Facebook page here Opens in new window.

Other dementia/ memory clinics in Chennai.

Dr. V S Natrajan, Adhiparasakth Clinic / Memory Clinic, Old No.18 A, New No. 50, Flowers Road, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600 010., Phone No: +91 – 44 – 2641 2030, 91-44-48615866 / 9994902173 Email :,  Site : Opens in new window. Dr. Natrajan has also written a Tamil book on dementia.

Dr. Ravi Samuel, 26/1 Hariharan Apartment, Arcot Street, T Nagar, Chennai 600 017, Phone 91-44-2433 7439, +91-99417 79300, +91-94440 22054, E-mail:,, Site: Opens in new window .
Dr. Samuel’s Dementia Pictorial Book, which depicts the real story of a teacher developed Alzheimer’s after retirement, is available in both Tamil and English.

Kauvery Hospital’s Memory Clinic: As per the hospital’s website, Memory ClinicOpens in new window, the memory clinic timings are 3pm – 5pm and a support group meeting is done on the second Wednesday of every month between 2pm – 5pm. Contact 044 4000 6000.

Other dementia and related care support resources.

Some organizations working for seniors/ dementia that may be very useful for families living with dementia are listed below (alphabetic order).

Buddhi Clinic: This initiative of Dr Ennapadam S Krishnamoorthy offers integrative healthcare that uses modern and traditional medicine for seniors, including persons with dementia. They may even have services supporting home care. Check the Buddhi Clinic site Opens in new window and Opens in new window.

Dementia Care Foundation: They offer various awareness talks, has a support forum, conducts caregiver training programs and may have day care. Please check with them for details. 
Contact 91 63839 14884, +91 44 4016 5000, +91 7299913400 Email, Address: CURI Hospital (Chennai Urology & Robotics Institute) No: 148, 3rd floor, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam, OMR, Chennai – 600096. Also, Check their website Opens in new window. Facebook presence at Opens in new window.

Geri Care: They offer services for seniors using a team of geriatricians and others, including a hospital, assisted living facility, consulting and a range of home care services. The website indicates that they support dementia care, for example, their assisted living page here Opens in new window. 24 x 7 Care Home. See various offerings: Opens in new window, Contact page here Opens in new window. Email: / Phone +91 44 4061 4061.

Pain and Stroke Rehabilitation: A physiotherapy clinic in Chennai offers various rehabilitation programs, including Neurological rehabilitation program with special emphasis on Stroke Rehabilitation. View the Pain and Stroke Rehabilitation website Opens in new window. Phone: 9444138742, 91-044-2432 1998 Email:

Unified Brain Health Care (UBHC) by Dr. Porrselvi A.P.,Ph.D, offers a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation including assessments, therapy and support, including for stroke patients and persons with dementia.
Contact : +91 98400 41737 , +91 90474 52258 Address- 3-1, Sathya Garden, M.G. Chakrapani Street, Saligramam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600093, India. Email: Website: Opens in new window.

Others: One resource that may offer rehabilitation (especially in case of stroke, and maybe dementia) is VHS Opens in new window Ph 91 98847 30000 (check their Neurology dept).

Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre & Research Institute Coimbatore and ARDSI – Coimbatore Chapter.

Dr. K. Selvaraj, Psychiatrist (MD, DPM, DNB), Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre & Research Institute, Nehru Street, Behind Fun Republic Mall, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore – 641 004, TAMIL NADU. Phone +91 89408 00500,
+91 89409 00500, +91 98422 53053, 0422 4397671 / 72 /73 Email: Website: Opens in new window.

Additional Listings: Other possible resources for dementia information/ diagnosis/ care/ care homes.

Based on news reports of dementia-related events/ other input received. Contact for possible 24 x 7 Care Home. and/ or Day Care.

Anandam Old Age Home (website: Opens in new window, Phone 044-2686 0099, 044 2686 0366, 98418 19889 / 9043079205, email, Facebook page here Opens in new window) was set up to take care (free) of elders without any living children and no source of income or savings. They may accept persons with dementia.
Athulya Assisted Living: Athulya Senior Care Opens in new window is a Chennai-based premium assisted living provider, and now also has residential care for persons with dementia.Contact 98849 45900, and check Athulya Assisted Living’s Dementia Care Opens in new window. They may also have started this in some other cities in South India.
Grandworld Elder Care  is one organization operating in Chennai and Coimbatore that may be providing dementia care support through day care/ assisted living/ home consultations  (website: Opens in new window, Phone/ whatsapp: 76677 11111, email, Facebook page here Opens in new window. Please contact them for details and evaluation.
Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial Residency(SSML) ( Opens in new window): This residency provides dignified living for senior citizens and also has an hospice initiative. They seem to be fully occupied and feedback indicates they have cared for persons with dementia, but please contact them for details. Contact: Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial residency Home for Senior Citizens, Moppedu (Puthur) Road, Alapakkam, New Perungalathur, Chennai – 600 063, Email :, ssmresidency@ssmetrust., Phone No. : 044 4333 5195, 044 4354 0986.
Dr Rahul Padmanabhan ‘s facilities: A message was received in June 2020 from Dr Rahul Padmanabhan about some dementia resources in Coimbatore, including day care, home care, and a residential care home. Some services may also be available in Madurai and Kochi. Please contact to evaluate for reliability and suitability. Email:, Site: Opens in new window . Phone: 78711 11247 Facebook page here [newindow].

Additional Listings: Organizations providing services to support home care.

Some names received for organizations that may provide home care services for seniors. More details not known. Please satisfy yourself about the suitability and reliability while using any such agency for home health helpers (alphabetically arranged list).
ANEW (Association for non-traditional employment for women: ANEW offers need based training programs in various areas, including nursing assistants. These may be available for home care. See the ANEW websiteOpens in new window and Facebook page Opens in new window. Contact ANEW (Association for Non-Traditional Employment of Women), AH 107, New No. 16, 4th Street,Shanthi Colony, Annanagar, Chennai – 600 040. Ph: (91) 044 2620 0697, 044 2621 0492, +91 99400 72332, Email:
Athulya Home Care : For home care support, with services like doctor visits, counseling, physiotherapy, care and home nursing, lab tests, medicines, etc, see their site: Athulya Home Care Opens in new window Phone number: 98849 45900, Email Some services may also be available to some other cities in South India.
Geriatric House Call project: A valuable resource is a list of doctors (including specialists) who do house calls for seniors was compiled as part of a project for geriatric House calls, and os available at: List of Doctors Download (PDf file) Opens in new window.
India Home Health Care (IHHC): (partner of BAYADA Home Health Care) . Range of home health care services, geriatric care, palliative care, post-operative care, equipment, etc. Contact +91 76764 33333 Site Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.This is a multi-city service provider, and also listed here: Multi-city service providers for senior care and dementia.
Others: One name received (not checked) for medical care at home in Coimbatore is Inhouse Medicare ( Opens in new window). Please contact for checking reliability and services.

Some multi-city organizations may offer support in your city/ locality for home health support, support, rehab and recovery for various health challenges, medical equipment at home, etc. As the services and cities handled by such providers keep changing frequently, these are listed on a separate page, and include Apollo Homecare, Care24, Eldercare, FamPhy, Healthcare atHOME (HCAH), India Home Health Care (IHHC), Lifecircle Senior Care, Mayacare, Nightingales Home Health Care, and Portea. Some offer services in only metros and selected state capitals and nearby areas, but others like Apollo, HCAH, Mayacare and Portea also work in some smaller cities. Please check our multi-city page here: Multi-city service providers for senior care and dementia.

Additional Listings: Important organizations working for seniors.

Prominent organizations working for seniors are (alphabetic order)
Dignity Foundation, Chennai: This Mumbai-based organization works for senior citizens through initiatives in some large cities like Chennai. Contact the Chennai branch at 044-2621-0363, working days, working hours only. Email: Website: Opens in new window.
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). Email . Website:

Palliative Care.

Some dementia related organization and home health service providers support palliative care, including some of those listed above. Some organizations active in palliative care in Chennai include Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust Opens in new window, Dean Foundation hospice Opens in new window, and RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust Opens in new window (alternate link here Opens in new window). Palliative care is also available in organizations working in cancer, such as Jeevodaya hospice for advanced cancer Opens in new window and Raksha hospice for cancer, Coimbatore.

When getting palliative care, please ensure the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia. Palliative resources in Tamil Nadu are listed by Pallium Opens in new window. You can also contact the Pallium Helpline at 91 964 588 4889 / +91 860 688 4889 for information and telephonic consultation.

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Getting support using online/ all-India resources.

It is now possible to access help through several nationally available helplines; you can see senior citizen support, depression, dementia, and palliative care. Dementia support organizations and support groups may be able to help you even if they are not in your city. Even diagnosis and medical advice (non emergency) is available online, so it is possible to benefit from experts across the country, while sitting at home. See some general suggestions at this link.

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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Tamil).

See:Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Tamil.

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.

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General tips for locating relevant resources.

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.
  • Ask the reception/ nurses at local hospitals. They often know about home health care agencies. The various dementia organizations and elder care organizations listed may also give names of more resources.
  • To evaluate online data on a possible service provider, check how recent their events, pictures, social media posts are to understand whether the entity seems operational and reliable.
  • For minor procedures, like IV, neighborhood path labs and small clinics may be able to send nurses home. They may even know doctors who make home visits.
  • 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.
  • Also, try using the state name, locality name, other names of your city or nearby cities.
  • 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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Note: This page includes all the information available with us for this city/ region. Please note that the data 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.

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