This page contains information specific for dementia care in Mumbai/ Greater Mumbai, 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.
- Helplines and major information sources for elders.
- Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Marathi and Gujarati).
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
|Facility||Address and other details|
|ARDSI Mumbai and Greater Mumbai
(Mumbai, Greater Mumbai Chapters of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)
Offer support group meetings, awareness programs, training programs for caregivers, home counselling, and act as resource for dementia care
ARDSI Mumbai Chapter
For details of their activities, see ARDSI Mumbai explanation in their January 29, 2014 comment below or contact Vidya to know of their latest trainings and other work.
ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter
Secretary – Mr. Sailesh Mishra
To know more about the activities of ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter, contact Sailesh Mishra (Founder President, Silver Inning Foundation).
|Dignity Dementia Day Care||
Dignity Dementia Day Care
Ph: 022-65257391 (or call Dignity Helpline)
(assisted living for elders)
Center Manager Tel: 9323919145
Silver Innings Social Enterprise also has a Facebook group for Alzheimer’s: Silver Innings Alzheimer’s India .
More on the Silver Innings group below.
|A Silver Amore
(assisted living for elders)
A Silver Amore
Tel: 022-65651199, +91-99672 70587
Please contact them/ visit them to know about their admission process, their caregiving approach, whether they support basic nursing care, the consultants associated with them, their rehab and care plans, etc. As with any such facility, please evaluate for suitability and reliability.
|Dignity Lifestyle, Neral||
Dignity Lifestyle Township
This is an assisted living facility, not a medical facility. Please be very clear about what the facility provides, especially in terms of medical support/ responsibility. A correct understanding will help avoid mismatch in expectations and situations like those in this case: (case details here ).
|Various diagnostic facilities/ memory clinics||
BYL Nair Charitable Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College
Nair Hospital runs a psychogeriatric clinic once a week (currently Thursday), where you can go for advice on memory and behavior and other problems. Please contact the department of Psychiatry(Dr. Alka Subramanyam) for details.
Holy Family Hospital,
Holy Family has a memory clinic; please contact them for appointments at 022- 30610379. They also have a regular support group meeting. For information on the support group meetings, contact Ms. Amrita Patil-Pimpale at (+91) 9167 61 3665
Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital,
LTMC hospital used to have a memory clinic earlier. Please check with them whether this is still continuing.
J.J Hospital-Grant Medical College
Dr. S.V Khadilkar,
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute.,
Dr. Sachin Patkar
D.Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre
Manav Neuro Psychiatric Hospitals Pvt Ltd
|Mann Health Mind Clinic||
Mann Health Mind Clinic: This mental health clinic runs a dementia day care centre at Bandra. Contact :
|Aarambh (Day care from Aaji Care)||
Aaramnbh: This Elder Day Care Centre, started in Oct 2016 by Aaji Care, also accepts persons with dementia. Contact Mr Ramkumar
|Other organizations involved in counseling/ dementia awareness||
Echoing Healthy Ageing: Provides counseling and support for families relating to dementia care of their loved one. This includes counseling after the diagnosis, training for family carers and healthcare professionals, care planning assistance, and activity planning. Also, home visits for counseling and supporting activities (Western Mumbai areas). Also conducts dementia awareness workshops in Mumbai. Contact :
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , Ph: (+91) 9167 61 3665
|Facilities no longer working/ that were announced but did not start working||
Saptasopan, a Govt. funded multidisciplinary facility for seniors with day care at Thane, which had special support for persons with dementia, was working for some time but has been discontinued now. (The address had been Old Matron Bungalow, Bungalow number 10, Besides DD office, Dharamveer Nagar Road, Near Regional Mental Hospital Thane (W), Mumbai, Tel 022-25820728, 9373004659, 9920074841)
Shree Rajendrakumar Agarwal Hospital, which was announced in May 2011 with contact person R Gopalakrishnan, was not implemented or made operational.
|Pain/ Palliative Care||
One hospital that is actively working in palliative care is Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mira Road. They have a palliative care unit: Pain and Palliative Care Unit . Contact information at: Bhakti Vedanta Hospital .
When getting palliative care, please remain alert that the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia.
|Others/ Suggestions obtained from volunteers/ caregivers/ websites||
One suggested source for attendants trained in dementia care is Aaji Care (website: http://www.aajicare.in/ , Facebook page: Aaji Care , Contact: Prasad Bhide – 9833530842 / 08976120001)
(please note that you need to check every resource yourself for reliability and suitability: see general notes below.
|Other resources/ tips for home care/ trained attendants/ caregiver support||The resources listed above may be able to provide home care/ attendants trained for dementia, or they may point you to other resources.
The sections below (resources for elders and general tips) may also be useful. 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.
Mumbai Police Elder Helpline (24 hrs) (from http://mumbaipolice.maharashtra.gov.in/index.asp): 1090
Senior Citizens NGO Referral Helpline (24 hrs): 1298
Silver Innings (Mon-Fri): 9029000091/ 9987104233
Helpage India (Mon-Sat): (tollfree) 1800 180 1253
Shree Manav Seva Sangh: (022) 24092266/ 24077327(also check 24081487 see: http://www.shreemanavsevasangh.org/DAYCARECENTRE.htm)
Dignity helpline – (022) 6138 1111 run by Dignity Foundation
The Family Welfare Agency (Mon-Fri): (022) 2308 2085(see: http://www.familywelfareagency.org/)
|Facility||Address and other details|
|Helpage India, Mumbai Branch Office||
Contact Person: Mr. Prakash N. Borgaonkar, Territory Head – Maharashtra, Goa & Gujarat
Ask them about any elder care services 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.
|Silver Innings group, including Silver Inning Foundation and Silver Innings Social Enterprise and its various initiatives.
Working for Senior Citizens and their family.
The Silver Innings group includes the NGO (not for profit) Silver Inning Foundation and the for-profit Silver Innings Social Enterprise. The Silver Innings group is managed by Sailesh Mishra, and its various components have an active Facebook presence and web presence at various places, including:
The referral phone number of Silver Innings is 9029000091, open 24 hours, but preferably used between 7am to 8pm
Sailesh Mishra, Founder President of Silver Inning Foundation, is an active worker for elder causes, including advocacy. He also works in the area of dementia awareness and support. Read an earlier interview of Sailesh: Fight against dementia: Awareness programs in Mumbai
Silver Innings Social Enterprise arranges multiple events and provides various types of support and services. These include some dementia-related work also; see A1 Snehanjali above or check out the various sites listed above.
|Dignity Foundation, Mumbai||
B-206 Byculla Service Industries Premises, D K Cross Road (Sussex Road)
Tel: 022- 6138 1100
|Other services for elders||Mayacare.com has volunteers who help elders/ disabled persons by providing assistance/ company for various services. For services currently available through them, contact: Sudha Gokhale, phone numbers: 9594073475, 9594063475|
|Other sources for information on attendants, old age homes, etc.||Contact helplines for more possible sources|
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
- 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 Mumbai, Greater Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Bombay , 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 ( 04842808088 (Mon-Sat 10 AM-4 PM). E-mail: email@example.com) 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 old number/ name of hospital/ doctor, etc., you can try to get the latest correct number/ address using local telephone inquiry/ assistance services or services like Justdial (0888-888-8888) and Askme (0444-444-4444).
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:
- City-wise/ region-wise dementia resources: City-wise resources
- Resources/ organizations working in dementia/ elder care across multiple Indian cities: Resources across India
Other useful links:
- Quick access to essential caregiving tips: Caregiving Essential Toolkit
- Discussion on trained attendants for dementia home care : Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care
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 in any way, 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 in any way intended to be 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: February 14, 2017