Resources for dementia care: Kolkata, Siliguri (West Bengal)

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]

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, bur different web sources will have different data for the same entity, and you will still need to find out what is correct now.

Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias

Helplines

  • 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.
  • Dignity helpline: Senior citizen helpline at 18002678780 run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only.
  • Kolkata-based dementia helpline:  ARDSI Calcutta Chapter’s Dementia Helpline at 08232014540 Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

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. Offers home companionship both online and in person, and has carer support meets online. They also have training for professionals. Also contact to check availability of dementia/ caregiving material in English and Bengali.

15/3C Naskarpara Lane, Kolkata – 700031
Operating Hours: 10:00am – 4:00 pm (Monday- Saturday)
Contact person: Ms. Nilanjana Maulik (Secretary of the chapter), Email: ardsikolkata@yahoo.co.in, Web: www.ardsikolkata.org Opens in new window, Telephones(try all) -08232014540 Mobile: +91 93310-39839, 9830460306

ARDSI Calcutta Dementia Daycare Centre, Sriti Sudhay, C 144 Survey Park, Kolkata 700075, (10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday), Phone: 9331039839/ 08232014540

Bholanath Das Dementia Clinic and Research Centre” in Chandernagore, West Bengal, Pin 712138 is one of their projects. The Chandannagore clinic is open for memory screening services. Open Sunday mornings 10:00 am to 2: pm, Phone: 9062925183 .

Dementia Care Center, Siliguri, West Bengal: In May 2022, a dementia care centre was inaugurated in Siliguri. Activities are expected to include awareness camps, Memory Screening, Caregiver Training, but please contact them for the status. Contact: Dementia Care Center: L M Moulik Complex, Hill Cart Road, Siliguri/ Phonenumber: +91 08232014540

They may also have more offerings. Please contact them for specifics and updates.

Mon Majhi, residential care, Kolkata

Mon Majhi, a 24 hrs Dementia & elderly residential facility in Kolkata was inaugurated in November 2020 and is operational. They may also have some day care facility. Please get more information and feedback from residents/ families to check suitability. Address: 348, Millan nagar, Naobhanga Saltlake Sector- IV Kolkata, West Bengal, India 700105. Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/Mon-Majhi-24-Hrs-Elderly-Dementia-Care-Facility-103620808263937/. Contact – 9836817778 / monmajhi.dementia@gmail.com to know of current status, details, etc.

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

(based on information from volunteers/ caregivers/ news-reports of dementia-related events)
Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology sometimes offers dementia training. It is also accredited as a Regional Resources and Training Centre by the Givernment of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Website: Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Opens in new window Address: E-1, Sopan Kutir,53B, Dr. S.C. Banerjee Road,Kolkata – 700 010, Phone : +9133 2370 1437, +91 94321 22222, Email: cmigkolkata.1988@gmail.com, chakraindrani@gmail.com
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
Site: National Neurosciences Centre Calcutta Opens in new window
Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata is a neuroscience centre that may be able to help with diagnosis/ treatment. A newspaper report of Oct 2, 2021 mentioned that a monthly memory clinic is now available at the institute. Their contact: 185/1 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata-700 017 (OPD at 6B A.J.C Bose Road, Kolkata – 700017), Phone (033) 4030 9999 (24×7), Site: neurokolkata.org Opens in new window
Earlier information also indicated a diagnosis resource as Dr. Trishit Roy & Dr. Atanu Viswas, 58, Sambhunath Pandit Street, Kolkata-25, Phone : 9830204837

Additional Listings: Organizations providing services to support home care/ dementia 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, and even have facilities that accept dementia persons. Please satisfy yourself about the suitability and reliability while using any such agency for home health helpers:
Tribeca care: This claims to provide some dementia-related services and support. More information is not available, so please contact them to check reliability and suitability. Website at tribecacare.com, contact numbers: +913366064208 Email: enquiry@tribecacare.com
Some names obtained from newspaper reports but with no validation/ additional data are: Care Continuum (Site: carecontinuum.in) Grace Care Medical Equipment Rental & Sales (Site: www.gracecare.co.in) .

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: 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.

Additional Listings: Important organizations working for seniors

Prominent organizations working for seniors are (alphabetic order):
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.
Dignity Foundation, Kolkata: This Mumbai-based organization works for senior citizens through initiatives in some large cities. Contact: +91 8274909100 Email : ruma.chatterjee@dignityfoundation.com, Website: dignityfoundation.com 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:headoffice@helpageindia.org, Website: helpageindia.org Opens in new window.

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

See: Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Bengali.

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.
  • 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 (see events, pictures, social media posts) also, to see if 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. The 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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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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