Resources for dementia care: Kolkata

This page contains information specific for dementia care in Kolkata, 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 helplines:
ARDSI Calcutta Chapter’s Dementia Helpline at 08232014540 Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (old number, +91 33 32214540, not in use any more: update obtained June 2016)( Opens in new window)
Helpage India’s tollfree helpline for dementia/ elders issues: 1800-345-1253 (This national toll free number – BSNL 11 digit number is operational within the city and reachable from any service provider.)

Facility Address and other details

ARDSI Calcutta Chapter, Kolkata
(Calcutta/ Kolkata chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)

ARDSI Calcutta Chapter
(Data reconfirmed Oct 2017)
15/3C Naskarpara Lane
Kolkata – 700031

Offers counselling, care support, memory clinic, training for home carers, home visit, day care for dementia patients, etc, and runs helpline. Actively arranges events like awareness programs. Also contact to check availability of dementia/ caregiving material in English and Bengali

Operating Hours: 10:00am – 4:00 pm (Monday- Saturday)
Contact person: Ms. Nilanjana Maulik (Secretary of the chapter)
Web: Opens in new window
Telephones(try all) -08232014540 Mobile: +91 93310-39839, 9830460306 (old number, +91 33 32214540, not in use since June 2016)

Day Care
ARDSI Calcutta Dementia Daycare Centre
Sriti Sudhay
C 138 Survey Park
Kolkata 700075
(10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday)
Phone: 9331039839/ 08232014540
See more details on their page Opens in new window
(Note: Updated in Oct 2017; the day care was earlier at Regent Estate)

In September 2014, the chapter started a dementia clinic in Dishari Hospital in Chandernagore. More work is now being done in Chandernagore, as announced in September 2017. For more information/ appointment, please contact them. News and updates from ARDSI Kolkata are available in their newsletters, available here Opens in new window.

In September 2017, the chapter hosted an International Conference on dementia along with the 21st ARDSI National Conference. Earlier, in 2009, the chapter had hosted the 15th ARDSI National Conference.

Other dementia resources/ memory clinics/ training resources

Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology sometimes offers dementia training. Visit their websiteCalcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Opens in new window

National Neurosciences Centre, is another possible resource for diagnosis support. Their contact:
Peerless Hospital, II Floor,
360 Panchasayar
Kolkata 700 094
Tel nos: (033) 2432 0777/2432 0999
Fax: (91-33) 2432 0682
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Earlier information indicated a diagnosis resource as
Dr. Trishit Roy & Dr. Atanu Viswas
58, Sambhunath Pandit Street,
Phone : 9830204837
A comment added on this page mentions “Tribeca Care” as a company that offers dementia-related support. This comment is by the founder of the company. View the comment here: Comment on Tribeca Care

Please note that the Dementia Day Care project of Helpage India, earlier at Kalyan Ashram, Paramhansa Deb Road, Kolkata, has been discontinued. Contact Helpage directly to see if they have any new offering specifically for dementia. Contact details of Helpage given in the next section, below.

Listings: possible providers for home health care services (organizations working in multiple cities) Some home-health services are available in multiple cities and can be contacted to find out if they offer anything in your city. Please check the reliability and quality; a service that is good in one city may not be good in another. Typical services you can ask about are: 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
Portea : (Bangalore-based) Contact 1800 121 2323 Website
Tips to locate trained attendants The resources listed above may be able to provide home care/ attendants trained for dementia, or they may point you to other resources. 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.

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Helplines and other resources for elders

Dignity Helpline: + 91- 33 – 30690999
Helpage India’s tollfree helpline: 1800-345-1253 (This national toll free number – BSNL 11 digit number is operational within the city and reachable from any service provider.)

Facility Address and other details
Helpage India, Kolkata

Contact Person: Mrs. Susmita Ghose, National Director (East & North)
4th Floor, A.J.C. Bose Road
Kolkata – 700 014
Tel. No. : 033-22492526
Telefax: 033-22165913
Mobile: 09831281025

Site: Opens in new window

Ask them about any elder care services, or about any dementia-related initiative, and also about any Geriatric Physiotherapy clinic in the city, as such clinics can be useful for rehabilitation of persons with mobility problems and also with dementia.

Dignity Foundation, Kolkata

20 L, Dhakuria Station Road, P.O.- Dhakuria
Landmark: near Ramachandra Boys High School
Kolkata – 700 031
Phone: 033-3069 0999/ 2418 7937
Email (try all):,
Website :

Other sources for information on attendants, old age homes, etc. Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Opens in new window works in the area of elder care, offering services to elders, doing training, research and publications, including training people for geriatric care.

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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Bengali)

See: Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Bengali.

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:

  • 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 Kolkata, Kolkatta, Calcutta , 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: 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.

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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:

Other useful links:

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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 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 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: November 7, 2017

11 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Kolkata”

    1. I am not aware of any respite care in Kolkata that specializes in supporting persons with dementia, but please do contact ARDSI Kolkata listed above for updated information and general related support and suggestions.

      Also, please note that if you are looking for placing someone with dementia at a home, you will need to be very careful to check the suitability and reliability of the facility for the person you are placing, regardless of the reputation of the place. You may find some pointers for evaluation at this link:

        1. Dear Bhola Biswas,

          This site has many pages that discuss what dementia is, how it progresses, how it affects the person with dementia and family members, and what sort of care can be planned and given. You can use the menu to see the various pages on the site.

          Two pages that may be particularly relevant for you, based on your question, are (click on the links): Stages of Dementia and How Dementia Impacts Behaviour.

          You can also get an idea of the full list of pages from this link: Site Map of Dementia Care Notes.

          Swapna Kishore
          Dementia Care Notes

  1. I am searching for dementia rehabilitation center at kolkata for my aged father. Pl.let me know address contact no of the same.

    1. All the resources known to us are listed above. Please contact ARDSI Kolkata for suggestions regarding your situation. Their contact details are given above.

  2. Kolkata’s Largest Elder Care Company, Tribeca Care (, provides Clinic based or Home based Dementia Assessment and counselling sessions by clinical psychologists. Call: +91 833 608 7426 or mail for a confidential review with our Dementia Care Team. We believe that older loved ones deserve a life of dignity but primary carers sometime need help too.

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: This comment was posted by the founder of Tribeca Care. Site visitors are requested to check the facts and evaluate the company’s suitability and reliability themselves to decide whether it suits their needs.)

  3. I would like to have more information on your service and costs to it.
    I and my wife live in Salt Lake City ( PIN 700064)
    My wife has been diagnosed a mixed dementia patient (with Alzheimer’s).

    1. Dear Mr. Chakravarti

      Sorry to hear about the diagnosis.

      As is clearly stated on the site, we offer no services or facilities, and the site is for informational purposes only, to help family caregivers in India understand more about dementia care in our Indian context. The page above collects all that we know of dementia services in Kolkata, and you will need to evaluate the listed organizations for suitability and reliability; listing a services does not mean we recommend it. Please use the information provided above for leads of organizations you may want to contact and evaluate. Specifically, try contacting ARDSI Kolkata listed above.

      I also suggest that you go through the other pages on the site using the menu bar options. You may find them useful to get a perspective on the challenges that may be there and what to consider while planning and providing care. Dementia care is a long journey, and the role of medicine-based relief is very limited, so being better informed and prepared can be a great help.

      Please note that the email id you used to post your query is invalid, and the response I sent you directly bounced back.


    My mother is at home only but she is also 75 years old. We need 24 hours nurse/care giver.

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