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-related material in various Indian languages (including Bengali).
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
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> Note that many organizations do not respond promptly to emails – so 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.
Helplines for senior citizens
- National Helpline for Senior Citizens: Toll-free helpline number 14567
- Helpage helpline: All-India toll-free number: 1800 180 1253 .Contact them for help and also to reach any local numbers
- Dignity helpline: Senior citizen helpline at 18002678780 run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only.
Dementia helplines: 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
One ARDSI Calcutta Chapter project is the “Bholanath Das Dementia Clinic and Research Centre” in Chandernagore, West Bengal, Pin 712138. Open Sunday mornings 10:00 am to 2: pm, Phone: 9062925183 .
Update October 2021: The chapter has confirmed the above data and also confirmed that the daycare is running and that they offer home companionship both online and in person, and have carer support meets online. The Chandannagore clinic is open for memory screening services. They may also have more offerings. Please contact them for specifics and updates.
Mon Majhi, residential care
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. 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 / email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 that may be offering support in Kolkata. 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/
Portea : (Bangalore-based) Contact 1800 121 2323 Website portea.com
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 92323 82936, Email : email@example.com, Website: www.dignityfoundation.com/
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:firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: helpageindia.org Opens in new window.
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
- 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 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)
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.
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).