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

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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) 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.
  • Kolkata-based dementia helpline:  ARDSI Calcutta Chapter’s Dementia Helpline at 082320 14540 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 screening, 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.

Registered address: 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:, Web: 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: 93310 39839/ 082320 14540.

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: 082320 14540 . Due to construction work , this is temporarily closed; please contact ARDSI Kolkata Chapter to know status.

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/ Phone number: +91 08232 014540.

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

Mon Majhi, residential care, Kolkata.

Mon Majhi, is a 24 hrs Dementia & elderly residential facility in Kolkata which may 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 Contact – 9836817778 / to know of current status, details, etc.

Dignity Foundation – Dementia Day Care Center, Kolkata.

Dignity Foundation has started a day care centre in Kolkata in September 2023. Please contact them for current status and more details.
Dignity Foundation– Dementia Day Care Center: 70, Babu Bagan lane, Kolkata 700 031. Phone +91 98366 27666, 82749 09100, Email
Dignity Foundation’s website page listing their day cares is here Opens in new window.

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

This is 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 Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Website: Calcutta Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Opens in new window , Address: 43, Purbaloke, Kalikapur, Kolkata – 700 099, Phone : +9133 4001 7459, +91 90076 39903 Email:,
National Neurosciences Centre, is another possible resource for diagnosis support. Their contact: Peerless Hospital, II Floor, 360 Panchasayar, Kolkata 700 094, Phone: 90077 81606, HELPLINE (24X7) 033- 2432 0777/ 0999/ 0748,
9007737999 EMAIL: 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. They may also have a memory clinic. 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), Email, Site: Opens in new window.

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: Works in elder care. Please check to evaluate and see if they support dementia also. Website at Opens in new window, contact numbers: +913366064208 Email:
Some other names obtained: Entities working in supporting home health care, please evaluate to see if they are reliable and can beuseful for you: Care Continuum , Site: Opens in new window, Grace Care Medical Equipment Rental & Sales, Site: Opens in new window.

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):
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, including Kolkata Contact: +91 82749 09100, 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)., Website: Opens in new window.

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Palliative Care.

Some organizations and home healthcare service providers may be offering palliative care support for dementia. As most palliative care is in the context of cancer and HIV/ AIDS, when getting palliative care, please remain alert that the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia. You can check out the Pallium India (West Bengal) directory 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 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.
  • 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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