Resources for dementia care: Kolkata (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]

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)(www.ardsikolkata.org Opens in new window)

Helplines for senior citizens

  • Helpage helpline: All-India toll-free number: 1800-180-1253. Kolkata number: 033-32904121/ 22492526
  • Dignity helpline: Senior citizen helpline at + 91- 33 – 30690999, run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only.
Facility Address and other details

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

ARDSI Calcutta Chapter

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)
Email: ardsikolkata@yahoo.co.in
Web: www.ardsikolkata.org 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
(Note: Updated in Oct 2017; the day care was earlier at Regent Estate)

One ARDSI Calcutta Chapter project is the “Bholanath Das Dementia Clinic and Research Centre” in Chandernagore, West Bengal, Pin 712138. This is open on Sunday mornings 10:00 am to 2: pm, Phone: 9062925183 (update received: April 2018).

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.

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. Website: Calcutta 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
Site: www.nnccalcutta.com Opens in new window

Earlier information 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

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:

Tribeca care: This apparently provides 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: +91 33 40277777 / +91 8017770323

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). Local Kolkata office: 033-32904121/ 22492526 Email: kolkata@helpageindia.org, Website: helpageindia.org Opens in new window (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.

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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:

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 andResources 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 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: ndh@ardsi.org) 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.

Other 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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Disclaimer:Data on this page 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).


Page/ post last updated on: July 5, 2018

11 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Kolkata (West Bengal)”

    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: http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/#respite

        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.

          Regards,
          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.
    Thanks

    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. 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.

  3. CAN YOU PLEASE SUGGEST AVAILABILITY OF TRAINED CARE GIVERS FOR MY 85 YEAR OLD FATHER AT KOLKATA SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA AND HE IS ALSO IMMOBILE DUE TO ARTHRITIS.

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

  4. While Dementia Care Notes does not have information on Tribeca, you can try checking their site to get their latest contact numbers. Sometimes people post comments about their services but don’t post updated data when their contact numbers or email ids change.

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