Resources for dementia care: Delhi/ NCR

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

Quick Ref: To quickly locate the day cares and full-time cares in Delhi/ NCR, look for the symbols
24 x 7 Care Home and Day Care.

Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown, and residential places stopped visitors. Some also stopped new admissions. Please contact the organization directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using their services.

Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias

Helplines for senior citizens

  • Helpage helpline: All-India toll-free number: 1800-180-1253. Delhi number: 011 41688955-56
  • Police senior citizen helpline: 1091 and 1291

Dementia helpline: +91 9315418060, +91-11-2999 4940 (Mon to Sat, 9:30 to 5:30)

ARDSI Delhi Chapter (Delhi Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)

ARDSI Delhi Chapter offers training to caregivers and attendants, provides trained attendants, helps with diagnosis, does home visits, and is a resource centre for dementia in Delhi. Has a day care centre in Delhi and (under franchise) day/ respite care at Faridabad.The chapter’s governing body includes eminent doctors and neurologists.
ARDSI Delhi Chapter (and their dementia day care centre) (Includes Day Care)
RZ- 62/9, Tughlakabad Extension, Panchvati, (Near Tara Apartments), New Delhi – 110019, Tele. +91 9810829559, +91 9315418060, +91-11-2999 4940

Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Please contact individual entities directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using the facility.

Web: alzheimersdelhi.org Opens in new window
E-mail: ardsi_dc@hotmail.com
Executive Director: Col. V K Khanna, President: Dr. Manjari Tripathi

Chronic Care Dementia Facility: Under ARDSI franchise, Centre For Holistic Medicine, Faridabad provides dementia care for in-house patients in various stages of the disease, at the following address:
(Is a 24 x 7 Care Home)Chronic Care Dementia Facility, Plot – A28/C, Sector – 11,(Behind Shani Mandir), Faridabad, Phone: 0129-2222252 Mobile: No 9868902040, Contact person: Lalit Kumar, Rehab Psychologist, Email : lalit1309@yahoo.com, Facebook: facebook.com/dementiacarehome

(please note that the National Office of ARDSI is at Delhi, at RZ-B/16, Raghu Nagar, New Delhi- 110045, Email: info@ardsi.org )

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

(for diagnosis support and dementia-management advice)
Dr Manjari Tripathi (Dr. Tripathi is also President, ARDSI Delhi)
Professor, Neurology, Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Phone: 0091-11-26594494 / 26588248, FAX- 26588248/ 26588166, E-mail: manjari.tripathi1@gmail.com
Contact AIIMS Room Nos. 5, Neuroscience Centre, Ground Floor, for OPD days and timings and for appointments.
Dr A B Dey, Professor & Head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,New Delhi.
Email: abdey@hotmail.com , drabdey@gmail.com, tel: 011-26593639/ 011-26588530.
The AIIMS website is at www.aiims.edu Opens in new window.

Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS)

IHBAS is the first Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in India with NABH Accrediation; offers clinics and also caregiver support
Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS)
Jhilmil, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-110095 (nearest Metro stations: Jhilmil and Mansarovar Park), Phone: 0091-11-22114021,22114029, 22583056,22583322, FAX- 22599227/ 22114066. The IHBAS website is here Opens in new window.
The hospital offers a range of clinics, including a weekly “Neurobehaviour Clinic” by a joint team of neurologists, psychiatrists and psychiatric social workers, for patients with cognitive decline and behavioral problems of neurological origin such as dementia (Alzheimer’s disease), age associated memory impairment, behavioral disturbances associated with various medical and neurological illnesses. Family caregivers are supported through support group meetings and given necessary support and coping skills.

Vardaan Senior Citizen Center

Vardaan Senior Citizen Center is a senior home for medically dependent patients and bed ridden patients including dementia patients. They also do terminally ill care and pain management. They have their own hospital situated in the same facility. This is a higher priced facility, but accepts dementia patients in all stages. A video of news coverage of Vardaan is available on Youtube Opens in new window
24 x 7 Care Home
Contact: B-100, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi – 110017, Ph: 46018201, 26689911 Fax: 26682338, Website: www.vardaan.net Opens in new window and vardaanhealthcare.com Opens in new window, Emails: rekha@vardaan.net, rajiv@vardaan.net

Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram

Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram is managed by SHEOWS (sheows.org). It focuses on helping the downtrodden and helpless old persons through its old age homes. They accept destitute and disabled old persons found on roads, including those with dementia and mental illnesses, etc, and provide suitable care, medical attention, free meals, and place to stay, and try to rehabilitate them. The destitute person can be taken to the ashram, or the ashram can be contacted to know what can be done. See a video on the ashram at: Old Age for Helpless (Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram of SHEOWS, New Delhi & Garhmukteshwar) Opens in new window. The organization also has an ashram at Garhmukteshwar.
(This is a 24 x 7 Care Home)
Contact: Guru Vishram Vridh Ashram, Gautampuri Phase I, near NTPC Badarpur, Opp. Ali Gaon, Mathura Road, New Delhi – 110044, Website: http://www.sheows.org/ and http://sheows.org, Ph: 011-29941111, 9953750017, Email: vridhashram@oldagehomeindia.in

Epoch Elder Care

Epoch Elder Care Opens in new window has two assisted living facilities in Gurgaon, “Vermeer House” and “Frida House”. These facilities accepts elders who need help with activities of daily living, including persons with dementia. The provide person-centric care and basic nursing support. The admission process includes discussions and counselling to ensure that the person will fit at the facility and can be given suitable care by the Epoch team. These are higher-priced facilities. Some pictures and details are on www.epocheldercare.com/#our-homes . Contact them to know more, schedule a viewing, and to evaluate for suitability and reliability, etc. Given the COVID situation, their additional processes and precautions and changes in provided services are partly explained on their site, but contact them for more
24 x 7 Care Home
Vermeer House, Gurgaon AND Frida House, Gurgaon
Contact Epoch at H 34/16, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon 122002, India, Email: info@epocheldercare.com Email: info@epocheldercare.com , shweta@epocheldercare.com, Phone: + 91 989 968 1595, Website: www.epocheldercare.com, Facebook page: Epoch Elder care FB page Opens in new window

Hope Ek Asha

Hope ek A.S.H.A. (http://www.hopeekasha.org): This NGO has been working in dementia care since 2001. They regularly conduct mass awareness programs (also possible on request) and memory screening for dementia. They support home caregivers in multiple ways -these include home visits by volunteers for explanations around dementia and care, caregiver training programs, caregiver support meetings, and an online (Whatsapp) support group. Address for caregiver meetings/ training etc: D – 52, Greater Kailash Enclave – II, New Delhi – 110048.
24 x 7 Care Home and Day Care In mid 2019, they started a day care and a residential care facility for dementia persons. Address for day care and residential care: E – 18A, Ground Floor, East of Kailash, New Delhi – 110065. Near Kailash Colony Metro Station (Opposite Pillar No. 77).

Note that all day cares were closed during COVID lockdown. Please contact individual entities directly about their current status and also the measures they follow/ plan to follow to ensure safety of persons using the facility.

Contact them for details of their projects and how they can be a help to you. Phone : 98103-06724, Email : hopeekasha2001@gmail.com

Samvedna Senior Care

Samvedna Senior Care focuses on proactive ageing and senior well-being and also supports dementia care through multiple services and subscription plans. Offerings include an active ageing program for seniors and a cognitive wellness program for persons with mild cognitive impairment/ early dementia. Dementia support group meetings are held at their Gurgaon centre. Counselling is provided. Talks and training programs are organized. Counselling for Age-Related Disorders is available at their Anand Niketan branch.

Update July 2020: In light of the COVID 19 situation, Samvedna offers some services to support the elderly in COVID times. Also, it is now making support available online through webinars and meetings. Please check with them and evaluate whether these services seem reliable and suitable for you.

Samvedna supports dementia care at home through various programs designed for people in various stages of dementia. Social well-being and cognitive stimulation services are available. Services allow caregivers to take brief breaks from care. Families are helped through awareness and counselling. Two services especially useful for caregivers are the Caregiver Enablement Program that educates family caregivers on various aspects of care and availability of trained attendants for persons with dementia. . Advanced stage dementia care is also supported. Contact them for details.

Samvedna Senior Care, G-7, Sushant Lok, Phase -3,Sector 57, Gurgaon-122002 AND Samvedna Senior Care, C-13 Anand Niketan, New Delhi
Email: contact@samvednacare.com, Phones: 01244229659, (+91)98184 00561, (+91) 98184 21446, Site: Samvedna Senior Care Opens in new window, Facebook: Samvedna’s FB page Opens in new window
For current offerings, please contact them and evaluate for suitability and reliability.See a video about their support group: Dementia Support Group at Samvedna Senior Centre Opens in new window.

Other diagnostic and treatment facilities/ Memory Clinics in Delhi/ NCR, nearby areas

Some resources are already mentioned above, and some are listed below. Additionally, you can contact the OPD clinics of the psychiatry/ neurology/ geriatrics department of any reputed hospital for diagnosis and treatment. If possible, ask for dementia specialists. Some places also have special dementia clinics (memory clinics, geriatric psychiatry clinics, etc.
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (formerly Willingdon Hospital) is an important resource. Ask the ARDSI Delhi chapter for details, or contact Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital’s neurology/ psychiatry department. Website: rmlh.nic.in Opens in new window.
Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital (Lady Hardinge Medical College), Panchkuian Road, New Delhi 110003 can be contacted (Psychiatry department ) for diagnosis and support. They may have a memory clinic.
NBRC: The NeuroImaging and NeuroSpectroscopy Lab of National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), at NH-8, Manesar, Gurgaon uses multidisciplinary approaches to understand the brain. It offers diagnostic and other advice on Alzheimer’s Disease/ dementia as part of their public outreach work. See the NBRC website Opens in new window. Contact Email: pravat.mandal@gmail.com, Phone: +91 – 124 – 2845 200, +91-8377002213
Manobal Klinik used to run a memory clinic in collaboration with Easai. This clinic may not be functioning any more. Contact them at Manobal Klinik, A-2, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110027, Ph No:011-25172059, 25934802, Website: manobalklinik.com

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).
Many organizations may now be offering COVID-specific help and packages. No feedback has been received about how good these are, but if you need help to handle problems in this COVID situation, you can enquire about these and evaluate whether it seems reliable and suitable for you.
Eldercare (Care buddies): Offers customised services to support seniors and is run by veterans, editors, and social workers.Contact +91 882 652 6161/ 880 052 6525. Site: eldercare.co.in
Emoha Elder Care: Offers a range of services to support seniors, including home care options, online support, emergency coordination, etc. Contact them for details. 24/7 India Toll Free Number: 1800-123-445555, Whatsapp +91 9953354002 Email: eldersfirst@emoha.com, Site: emoha.com
FamPhy is a network of home visiting doctors on call 24×7 all days. They have schemes for one-time visit as well as regular visits. They may even have emergency support, but please reconfirm this! Site: www.famphy.com Contact 98 6833 6833
Pacific Global Healthcare has home care services that include home visits by doctors. Site: pacificglobalhealthcare.com email : support@pacificglobalhealthcare.com Phone : +919319991075, +919911844045, +919911844046
Ross Clinics is a set of clinics of family doctors where services include home visits by doctors, nurses and elder care. Clinics exist in Gurgaon and Delhi, and they plan to expand. Site: www.rossclinics.com Contact +91-124-4059595, +91-9990505859, +91-9812061906

Some multi-city organizations that may be offering support in Delhi/ NCR. 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 apollohomecare.com
Care24 : (Mumbai-based)(may support dementia care also) Contact +91-11-3958 9589 (Delhi) or +91-22-3349 1491 (Mumbai). Website: care24.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/
India Home Health Care (IHHC): (Chennai based) (partner of BAYADA Home Health Care) Contact +91 76764 33333 (Whatsapp +91-7755912869). Website www.indiahomehealthcare.com
Lifecircle Senior Care (Hyderabad-based). For Delhi, contact 011 6676 5070. Website https://www.lifecircle.in/
Portea : (Bangalore-based) Contact 1800 121 2323 Website portea.com
(Note: Some caregivers say they have used Samarth Community (www.samarth.community, 8800699599) to reach appropriate care/ service providers. Data being shared but could not be confirmed)<

Additional Listings: Important organizations working for seniors

Prominent organization working for seniors:
Helpage helpline: This all-India organization that supports senior citizens in multiple ways. Headquarters are at Delhi. They may also offer geriatric physiotherapy.Contact them at 1800 180 1253 (All-India tollfree number). Local Delhi number: 011 41688955-56, E-mail: headoffice@helpageindia.org, Website: The Helpage India website Opens in new window
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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu)

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 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 and Resources 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 Delhi, New Delhi, Dilli, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, NCR, 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 contact numbers of various dementia organizations and elder care organizations listed above
  • 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.
If you are looking 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).