Resources for dementia care: Mumbai (Maharashtra)

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]

Quick Ref: To locate day cares and full-time cares, look for the symbols
24 x 7 Care Home and Day Care to quickly identify these

Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias

For dementia help, contact the various dementia organizations listed below.

Helplines for senior citizens

  • 24 x 7 Mumbai Police Elder Helpline : 1090 and 103
  • Thane City – Police Elder Helpline (24 hrs): 1090 / 022- 25443535
  • Helpage helpline: All-India tollfree number: 1800-180-1253. Mumbai numbers: 022-26370754 / 40 / 09821224513
  • Dignity helpline: Dignity helpline – (022) 6138 1111 run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours
  • Silver Innings (Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm): 9029000091/ 9987104233
Facility Address and other details
ARDSI Mumbai
(Mumbai Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)

ARDSI Mumbai Chapter offers support group meetings, awareness programs, training programs for caregivers, home counselling, and acts as resource for dementia care. It also has a dementia day care. Contact them at:
ARDSI Mumbai Chapter, 2, Ganesh Niketan No 1, Agashe Road, Dadar West, 400028.
Hon. Secretary: Ms. Vidya Shenoy
Tel. 8286126890, 9757095327, 022 – 23742479
Email: vishvidya9@gmail.com

Day Care
The ARDSI Mumbai Chapter’s day care is
Smriti Vishvam (Universe of Memory)
The day care is at the same premises as above. It works Monday to Fridays, 10 am to 4pm, and offers various activities, etc. Contact them for more details, registration, etc.

A1 Snehanjali
(assisted living for elders)

A1 Snehanjali
These assisted living facilities accept persons with conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and elders who need assistance/ are bedridden, but do not provide medical services. They are very selective about admission. They focus on residents’ quality of life through a combination of activities and a person-centric approach, and mostly accept persons with dementia who are in early/ mid-stage dementia. They are part of the Silver Innings Social Enterprise. Currently there are two such facilities

24 x 7 Care Home
A1 Snehanjali – D’Silva Nagar
A1 Snehanjali Elder Care Home, Marciana Bungalow, D’Silva Nagar, Nala Village, Nalasopara west, Taluka Vasai, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra 401203
Center Manager Tel: 9323919145

A1 Snehanjali – Rajodi
A1 Snehanjali Elder Care Home, House No 445, Chaar Rasta after Satpala, Rajodi Beach Road, Virar/ Nalasapora West, Dist Palghar, Maharashtra 401203
Center Manager Tel: 9860789145/ 9323919145

Email : info@a1snehanjali.com, a1snehanjali@gmail.com, silverinnings@gmail.com, Skype-id: a1snehanjali , Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/A1Snehanjali, Website: a1snehanjali.com Opens in new window

Silver Innings Social Enterprise also has a Facebook group for Alzheimer’s: Silver Innings Alzheimer’s India Opens in new window. Their Youtube channel is at: Silver Innings Opens in new window. More on the Silver Innings group below.

A Silver Amore
(assisted living for elders)

A Silver Amore
This assisted living facility, opened in early 2016, provides long and short term care options for seniors who need assistance in daily tasks. They accept seniors with dementia, Parkinson’s, paralysis and other old age related problems. The admission procedure includes evaluation by their doctor.

24 x 7Care Home
A Silver Amore
Survey No. 237, Hissa No 18, Next to Emerald ISLE resort, Shire Road, Bhate Bunder, Above Vailankani Church, Uttan Village, Bhayandar (West), Dist. Thane, Maharashtra 401106
Tel: +918655 651199, +91-99672 70587.
Email : asilveramore@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asilveramoreeldercarehome/
Website: asilveramore.com Opens in new window
Their Youtube channel Opens in new window

Please contact them/ visit them to know about their admission process, their caregiving approach, their support for basic nursing care, their consultants, their rehab and care plans, etc. As with any such facility, please evaluate for suitability and reliability.

Dignity Lifestyle, Neral

Dignity Lifestyle Retirement Township, Neral, includes an Assisted Care Block where they accept and support persons with dementia, Parkinson’s, etc.

24 x 7 Care Home
Dignity Lifestyle Township
Karjat Matheran main Road, Neral – Raigad District-410101, Maharashtra
Tel: +917588186025, +919403533025
Email: enquirymanager@dignitylifestyle.org, mansi.atre@dignitylifestyle.org
Website : www.dignitylifestyle.org, www.dignityfoundation.com

This is an assisted care facility, not a medical facility. Please be very clear about what the facility provides, especially in terms of medical support/ responsibility.

Aarambh (Facility from Aaji Care) and other dementia care support from Aaji Care

Aarambh: Aaji Care has short-stay/ respite care centres for rehabilitation with mixed profile of residents (some with and some without dementia). They provide services like physiotherapy, nursing, yoga, etc. These centres may also have a daycare available. Please contact them to know more about what they have at each centre.

24 x 7 Care Home and Day Care
Powai: Aarambh, Ground Floor, GODS Heaven Building, next to Crystal Palace Complex, Rambaug, Near Powai Police station, Powai, Mumbai
Contact Ms. Milan, Phone : 8899 920930, 9833530842, WhatsApp: +91 7738047600

(inaugurated June 2018)Khargar: Aarambh, Plot no 92, Sector 21, Om Navjeevan Hospital,opp Iskcon Temple, Golf club Road, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
Call :8899920930/ 7506353888

(inaugurated August 2018)Thane: Aarambh, Next to Puranik Rumah Bali and New Garvaa restaurant, Ghodbunder Road behind Bhaindar pada bus stop (towards Thane to Borivali, Gaimukh Gaon) Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400607

Website: aajicare.in, Email: contact@aajicare.in, See more at their Youtube channel Opens in new window

Aaji care also supports home care by providing home health services and trained helpers, etc., including attendants for dementia home care. (Contact person: Priyanka – 7506734116, Prasad Bhide – 9833530842)

Shree Rajendrakumar Agarwal Hospital, Vasai

Anand Rehabilitation and Psychiatric Nursing Home/ Shree Rajendrakumar Agarwal Hospital is a 100-bed hospital that provides residential / nursing support for persons with various mental health challenges and persons with age-related diseases. They accept persons with Alzheimer’s/ Dementia and Parkinson’s. Various support and rehab services are available, and the hospital is equipped for in-house medical support for its residents Charges are modest.

24 x 7 Care Home

Shree Rajendrakumar Agarwal Hospital, Golani Naka, Waliv, Vasai East.
Contact: 09892134567, 09699134567, 09403734567

Jagruti Rehabilitation Center, Panvel

Jagruti Rehabilitation Center, started by Dr. Amar Shinde, is a residential facility that accepts geriatric patients and dementia patients. Services include care like hygiene, feeding, exercises, as well as medical care. They accept persons in late stage dementia also.

24 x 7 Care Home

Jagruti Rehabilitation Center Prasantham House, Adarsh Nagar, Near Pentecostal Mission Church, Palaspa, Panvel, Kudave, Maharashtra 410221
Contact: Dr Amar Shinde. Phone: 77458 80088, Email: jagrutidementia@gmail.com

Other diagnostic facilities/ memory clinics

Some resources are already mentioned above, and some are listed below. Additionally, you can contact the OPD clinics of the psychiatry/ neurology/ geriatrics department of any reputed hospital for diagnosis and treatment. If possible, ask for dementia specialists. Some places also have special dementia clinics (memory clinics, geriatric psychiatry clinics, etc.)

Psychiatry department, Nair Hospital supports dementia diagnosis/ treatment and also has a weekly psychogeriatric clinic (currently Thursday). Contact the department of (Dr. Alka Subramanyam) for details.
BYL Nair Charitable Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College, Dr. A.L.Nair Road, Mumbai 400008
Tel: (022) 23027000
Web: www.tnmcnair.com/ Opens in new window

Holy Family (Dept of Neurology/ Psychiatry) can be contacted for diagnosis/ treatment, and also has a memory clinic. For appointments, contact 022- 30610379. They also hold support group meetings.
Holy Family Hospital, St. Andrew’s Road, Bandra (West),Mumbai 400050
Phone: 022-30610555
E-mail: info@holyfamilyhospital.in
Website: www.holyfamilyhospital.in Opens in new window (For their caregiver support meetings, contact Ms. Amrita Patil-Pimpale at (+91) 9167 61 3665)

Psychiatry Dept/ memory clinic of Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital provides diagnosis and treatment support. Contact Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital,Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Sion, Mumbai -400022
Tel: (+91 22) 24076381, 24063000, 24092020, 24082504
Website: www.ltmgh.com/ Opens in new window

Psychiatry/ Neurology departments of J.J Hospital-Grant Medical College are another resource for diagnosis/ treatment. Contact Sir J. J.hospital, Byculla, Mumbai 400008
Phone: 022 23735555
Web: gmcjjh.org Opens in new window

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute can be contacted for diagnosis/ treatment.
(Check their “Centre of Brain & Nervous System”)Contact: Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg, Four Bunglows, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400053
Tel: 24 Hrs (+91 22)3099-9999
Kokilaben Hospital’s memory clinic page Opens in new window

Dr. Sachin Patkar supports dementia at Patkar Nursing Home, Block 1, Plot 189-A,Elaichi Villa, Near Sion Hospital, Sion (W) Mumbai-400022
Phone : (022) 24091368 / 24077736
Mobiles: +91-9833065549 / +91-9821082802
Email: drpatkar@drsachinpatkar.com
Website: drsachinpatkar.com/ Opens in new window

Dept Of Psychiatry/ Neurology, D.Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre can be reached at Sector-5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400706
Tel: +91 22 2773 5901
E-mail: info@dypatilhospital.org
Site: dypatilhospital.net/ Opens in new window

Manav Neuro Psychiatric Hospitals Pvt Ltd
(Dr. Sundeep Jadhav) can be contacted at 1ST FLR Saraswati Bldg, Above HDFC Bank, Santoshi Mata Road, Kalyan(W) – 421301
Phone : (0251) 6526850 / 2211655, Mobile: 9821028397
Email : info@manavneuropsychiatry.in
(Description on Youtube Opens in new window)
Website here: manavneuropsychiatry.in Opens in new window

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 :
Echoing Healthy Ageing, 4th floor, Candelar building, St John Baptist Rd, Mt Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai-400050
E-mail: info@echoinghealthyageing.com, Ph: (+91) 9167 61 3665
Contact person: Amrita Patil Pimpale
(Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EchoingHealthyAgeing/info, website: http://echoinghealthyageing.com/)

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.

Care24 (Mumbai-based) )(may support dementia care also) Contact +91-22-3349 1491 (Mumbai). Website: care24.co.in

Senior Stars at Home was one entity for which a suggestion was received. Contact person: Dr. Sagar Pathare,
+91-9820049075. Email: info@seniorstarsathome.com, Website: seniorstarsathome.com)

Some multi-city organizations that may be offering support in Chennai. 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
HealthCare atHOME (HCAH): (Noida-based)( by the Burman family (Dabur) and the founders of Healthcare At Home (HAH), UK) Contact 1800-102-4224 Website https://hcah.in/
India Home Health Care (IHHC): (Chennai based) (partner of BAYADA Home Health Care) Contact +91 76764 33333 (Whatsapp +91-7755912869). Website http://www.indiahomehealthcare.com
Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS): (Bangalore-based Medwell Ventures, Mahindra collaboration) Contact 1800 103 4530. Website https://www.nightingales.in/
Portea : (Bangalore-based) Contact 1800 121 2323 Website portea.com

Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get trained attendants, and many families use general attendants and train them on dementia themselves or with the help of volunteers. Even attendants trained by agencies for dementia often need additional training. Read a detailed discussion on this topic at: Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care. Also, please ensure that you evaluate any service/ facility before using it.

Additional Listings: Organizations possibly supporting dementia through diagnosis, day care, full-time care homes, other services

Some of the organizations listed may be providing 24 x 7 Care Home

and/ or

Day Care

This section is for names received from readers/ volunteers/ newspaper reports/ other sources for organizations that may provide dementia support directly, or as a part of their overall work for seniors.

Golden Care Retirement Homes (http://goldencare.co.in): A message received says that this facility at Mulund also accepts and supports persons with dementia. Golden Care, 1st Floor, New Aishwarya CHS, Goshala Rd, Mulund (W), Mumbai 80, Tel: 9930378427, 9819163683, Email: goldencaremulund@gmail.com, Web: www.goldercare.co.in No more details are available. Please contact them to find out/ evaluate. Contact 99303 78427, 98191 63683. Email: goldencaremulund@gmail.com

Prof. Ram Kapse Senior Citizen Care Centre, Palghar, part of Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Trust, provides residential care with individualized care and suitable rehabilitation support for seniors with neuropsychotic conditions like stroke, paralysis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s/ dementia. This is part of Rural Homoeopathic Hospital, Palghar – Boisar Road, Opp. S.T. Workshop, Palghar 401 404, Maharashtra. Contact office at 7720016358, Dr. Nikunj Jani, Coordinator, 77200156995 and Ms Vidya Patil, social worker, 7720016377. The Trust’s site is at mldtrust.org

Varista (http://www.varista.org): Data has been received that Varista, a Daytime Center for seniors run by professionals to provide a suitable environment for seniors, also accepts elders with dementia. Contact: Varista, Ground Floor, Omeez Apartments, Dattatrey Road, Across Indian Bank, Santacruz (W), Mumbai 400 054, Tel: +91 22 26606033 (Mon-Fri 9.00 am to 7.00 pm) Email: info@varista.org

An additional service in Mumbai is Mayacare, which has volunteers who help elders/ disabled persons by providing assistance/ company for outdoor services like shopping, visiting the bank, doctors, social functions, etc., doing transactions like applying for gas connections or preparing affidavits. Contact them using their Faceboook page Opens in new window or their email id: service@mayacare.com. The Mumbai contact number is +91 – 9594073475

Additional Listings: Important organizations working for seniors

Prominent organizations working for seniors are (alphabetic order):

Dignity Foundation: This Mumbai-based organization works for senior citizens through initiatives in some large cities. The main office in B-206 Byculla Service Industries Premises, D K Cross Road (Sussex Road), Byculla East, Mumbai 400 027. Tel: 022- 6138 1100 Email: responsedignity@gmail.com. Website : http://www.dignityfoundation.com (Please note that the Dignity Dementia Day Care which was in Dadar, and later moved to Byculla, is no longer functioning.)

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 Mumbai office: 022-26370754 / 40 / 09821224513. Email: mumbai@helpageindia.org, More emails: headoffice@helpageindia.org Website: helpageindia.org

The Silver Innings group, including the NGO (not for profit) Silver Inning Foundation and the for-profit Silver Innings Social Enterprise, is managed by Sailesh Mishra, an active worker for elder causes, including advocacy. Silver Innings has an active Facebook presence and web presence at various places, including: www.silverinnings.inOpens in new window, www.silverinningfoundation.org Opens in new window, silverinnings.blogspot.com Opens in new window<. Their referral number is 9029000091, open 24 hours, but preferably used between 7am to 8pm. Silver Innings arranges multiple events and provides various types of support and services. These include some dementia-related work also; see above or visit the sites mentioned.

Pain/ Palliative Care

One hospital that is actively working in palliative care is Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mira Road. They have a palliative care unit; look for the services they offer. Contact information at: Bhakti Vedanta Hospital Opens in new window.

Palliative care is also available in cancer hospitals/ hospices: such as Tata Memorial Hospital Opens in new window and Shanti Avedna Sadan Opens in new window. These services are likely to be focused on palliative care for cancer.

When getting palliative care, please remain alert that the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia.

Palliative resources in Maharashtra are listed by and by Pain & Palliative Care Society Opens in new window.

Additional Listing for reference: Facilities no longer working/ announced but not started

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.

The Dignity Dementia Day Care which was functioning from Byculla (earlier Dadar/ Grant Road) closed down in early 2017. Please contact the Dignity Helpline (number with other elder helplines) for any new dementia initiatives they may have

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Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Marathi and Gujarati)

See:

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 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 ( 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: October 19, 2018

81 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Mumbai (Maharashtra)”

  1. My mother has been diagnosed with dementia and I have been taking care of her. A little advice on how to care would be helpful. I live in Andheri Mumbai

    1. Illuminda,

      I’m not sure what sort of advice you are looking for. You can read the caregiver pages on this website to get an idea, mainly http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/, which give a good idea on various important topics like communication, and so on, or you can send more detailed questions to us, and I’ll give you more specific information/ links.

      Best Regards,
      Swapna

  2. ARDSI Mumbai Chapter
    BMC School Bldg, Room No. 27 (2nd floor), Gate No.14, J Hospital Complex, Byculla, Mumbai 400 008.
    Hon. Secretary: Vidya Shenoy

    Tel. 022 – 23742479. 9757095327
    Email: vishvidya9@gmail.com

    Active functioning and also Conduct: Educational Seminars & Workshops, Training Courses for Caregivers & Volunteers, Memory Screening Camps, Counseling. Awareness Talks. Special Awareness Talks and Memory Screening camps can be arranged, FREE OF COST, for interested Social Organisations, Corporate Houses, Public/ Government offices. For which, please contact:
    Tel. 022 – 23742479. 9757095327.

    HELPLINE: National Helpline: 04842808088. Tel. 022 – 23742479 between 10am-4pm (Mon – Friday). Saturday 10-2pm. M- 9892331290.

  3. Hello, I am looking for information of nursing homes in Mumbai if possible Bandra for my mother who is suffering from dementia.

    Regards
    Mimsy

    1. Thanks a lot Sapna for the information and link provided by you
      You have been a great help

      Warm Regards
      Dr Mamta

  4. We used Rajpal Hospital (in Kopar Khairane near Vashi)for my father-in-law. He had dementia, but was treated well there and was very happy and he stayed there till his end. He passed away some years ago. The doctor in charge at that time was Mahalaxmi Iyer. I think the management has changed now, but Dr. Iyer is still there. The new name is Balaji Healthcare. They have a website at http://www.balajihealthcare.in/index.html

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: This was the experience of an individual family. For all such posts, site visitors are requested to evaluate the facility’s suitability and reliability themselves to decide whether it suits their needs. Some evaluation suggestions are included at http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-trained-attendants-for-dementia-home-care/ and at http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/)

    1. Hello AM, I read about Balaji Health Care Vashi. Will you be able to convey the amount of charges they charged? Like the monthly charges, deposit etc…I am just thinking of affordable they are. Any help will be greatly appreciated

      1. Hello Shilpa

        I am not sure whether AM will see this and respond, but in any case, I suggest you contact Balaji directly to check what they offer and how suitable they are. AM’s experience was some years ago, and the management has changed since then, so you should make a fresh and thorough evaluation of your own, anyway. Best of luck.

  5. Hello, I am looking for any respite care or even part-time home care for my mom in Dahisar. She has early dementia; I do not live in Mumbai and need someone to help her with meds and make sure she is eating (cooking done by cook). I wonder if the prev poster Illumina had any luck after posting here. thanks any help will be appreciated.

  6. With warm regards,

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Dear Cheryl,

    Please call me early afternoon next week and you can come to our office, at a mutually convenient time. Our address is
    ARDSI Mumbai Chapter, located at BMC School Bldg, Room No. 27 (2nd floor), Gate No.14, J Hospital Complex, Byculla, Mumbai.
    We will try and help you either with a daycare/full-time, 24-hour help.

    With best wishes for being able to find a solution to your problem, soon!

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:May3-14/467

    “REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER”

  7. I would require some advice and personal assistance regarding handling such patients and accessories needed for them like toiletries and method and ways to tackle and make use of same. Any persons guiding in this matter would be giving benefits to several unknown dementia related persons.

    1. There are several pages on this website that discuss caregiving in detail, including how to help patients with their daily work, and how to adapt the home, etc. Please have a look at the various pages in the section at http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/. Please also look around the site for other information on useful resources, books, videos, and downloads.

      For persons who can assist you, check out the contacts given above on this page.

  8. Cheryl, are you still looking out for a caregiver?

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:May20-14/488

    “REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER”

  9. Hi,

    My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012. I’m looking for a full-time care facility for him as my mom is asthmatic and is unable to take care of him anymore. Any suggestions would really help and greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Karthik

    1. There are very few full-time care facilities in India that offer dementia care. Please read the page above for Mumbai facilities. You can also check our Bangalore page for information on Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer’s, the largest such facility in India, as well as our Kerala page, for some other, smaller facilities. The links are: http://dementiacarenotes.in/resources/city-wise/dementia-bangalore-mysore/ and http://dementiacarenotes.in/resources/city-wise/dementia-kerala-cities/

  10. My father(87) now ,had suffered a brain stroke 5 years ago and has been in a state of dementia since than. He sleeps for around 20 hours and is on bed totally. We put him up on a wheelchair for his feeds twice a day , he manages to eat( we feed him soft food) , tho we have to be very careful to avoid aspiration and have to go extremely slow. Mostly he sleeps of while eating . He is than lifted and put to bed. He is unable to hold his weight and is totally unaware of himself. He is sponged in bed and diapers r used. The good thing is that he is a strong man , has no other illness and is A fighter. I am an only child , working full time. I need a 24/7 caretaker or a respite home coz it’s been 5 years and I am not willing to give up. I think there is hope for him and he will recover one day. Can u help please?

    1. Please look at the organizations listed above on this page to see whom you can contact for an assessment of your father’s state and appropriate advice/ assistance. Getting a caretaker is not easy; again, the page above lists some possible ways to approach that, as well as links for discussions on how to train/ supervise attendants, etc. Unfortunately, there are not many dementia-specific respite cares in India. You can view the individual city pages for possible facilities to check out, depending on which cities you are willing to consider.

  11. thank you mam for your revert. my effort continues to source out solutions for my dad. I stay in andheri-w and I would be greatful if you come across a trained compassionate assistant for staying at home and looking after dad independently. I am simultaneously searching for some respite centre also.

  12. Dear Sonal,

    Please mail me more specific details on your requirement for your father. It would be helpful if you also put in your mobile number and area of residence where your father lives, too. We can try and find a caregiver. Needless to say it will take some time.

    With best wishes
    Vidya Shenoy

    1. Dear Vidya,

      I am writing on my father’s behalf, his name is Sunil Sharma. My name is Manjari Sharma and I am reaching you out for a caregiver for my mom, Kiran Sharma who has Dementia. My parents live in Andheri West, in Lokhandwala and my dad is desperately seeking someone who could be present everyday 9-8 pm to help navigate the home front.
      Is this something you could provide? You could reach Sunil Sharma at 9819583974 if you seem to have some one currently. They could use help immediately.

      Sincerely,
      Manjari Sharma

    2. 566- Sonal- CG for father

      Dear Sonal,

      I understand you would like to come to our office next week to discuss your requirement. Our office will get in touch with you a day prior to confirm this meeting.
      I have held back the male CG who had come to your place, just in case after our meeting you feel you require him. Only thereafter we will place him elsewhere as
      Male CG are hard to find!

      Assuring you of our assistance, always!

      With best wishes,

      Sincerely,
      for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

      Ms. Vidya Shenoy
      Hon. Secretary
      M-9757095327
      Comm:July02-14/566

    3. I am looking for a care giver for my father. My parents live in Dombivli and till now my mother has been taking care of him.
      It would be of great help if we can get a care giver who will be available full time or most of the day to help my father out.

      You can reach me at 9533418822.

      Thanks,
      Jayant

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    Dear Manjari,

    Thank you for getting in touch with us regarding your need of a caregiver for your mother. I have just spoken to your father and have taken some more details from him. He will be reverting this evening on further
    parameters. I have already told him that if he/anyone needs a CG from a specific community, it may take longer than expected.

    Assuring you of our assistance, always!

    With best wishes,

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:July02-14/565

  14. TY. I will await your revert on when you want me to visit. Just 11th. July is not possible for me , other than that please let me know a date of your convenience.

    thank you so much for your kind help.

  15. Dear Sonal,

    When would you like to visit our office? Please revert. Thanks!

    With best wishes

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:July30-14/640

  16. Dear Jayant,

    I will call you to our office early next week when you can meet a prospective male caregiver for your father.

    We will certainly find you one. However, please note that ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter is just a bridge between the patient’s family and the caregiver.

    With best wishes.

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:July30-14/643

  17. Dear Vidya ,

    My father in law is suffering from Dementia .I m looking for a day care for him in Mumbai I stay in Kandivali East can you pls help me in suggesting the nearest day care.

  18. Dear Nisha

    Please send us an email at vishvidya9@gmail.com with more information including you mobile no. You may call on 02223742479 for an appointment.

    Presently we do have male caregivers looking out for patients needing their services who you can meet and decide thereafter.

    With best wishes
    Sincerely
    For ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter

    Vidya Shenoy
    Hon,Secretary
    M 9757095327
    Comm:August2-/14/644

  19. Dear Jayant,

    We have tried reaching you at the number you have given, without success. Kindly email your requirements along with the correct mobile no.to vishvidya9@gmail.com

    With best wishes.

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:Aug02-14/645

  20. Dear Sonal,

    Sonal you were supposed to come to our office as mentioned by our staff. Please call us early in the week to enable us meeting on Friday. Though we assist in arranging for a caregiver, please note that ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter is just a bridge between the patient’s family and the caregiver.

    With best wishes.

    Sincerely,
    for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms. Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary
    M-9757095327
    Comm:Aug2-14/646

  21. Hi,

    My father is 77 yrs of age and suffering from Parkinson’s since last 6 years. His condition has worsen over time despite the regular medications and now I supposed he is in the early stage of dementia ( though we have not started any medications yet) citing the symptoms of loss of memory and not able to relate and being adamant most times. His condition has become unmanageable at times. I am actively looking for respite centre for him in Mumbai to make sure he is well taken care of both medically as well as emotionally.
    Its a very tough call for us but I am very much worried about him and it is affecting lives of people at home.

    Pls advise.

    Prashant
    9702555333

    1. Some respite care/ assisted living options are listed on the page; check them for suitability for your requirement. Also, you can contact the ARDSI Mumbai chapter and the ARDSI Greater Mumbai chapter (contact information for both is on this page) for guidance/ advice on coping with your situation and for other approaches and options.

  22. Thanks Ms Sheony ,

    I Will call at the given no. for an appointment, i think it will be better to meet you in person to explain you about my father in laws condition .

    Thanks
    nisha

  23. Hi,
    My dad has moved from UP to Vaasi, Navi Mumbai area, I would like to know about some good doctors who are available in this area, who can treat him for Dementia.
    Thanks
    Jyoti

  24. Hi

    My father lives alone in Mumbai & is diagonized with early stage dementia taken care of my old mother, Need help on a Night Attendant ( reliable & experienced )to take care of my father, I stay outside so please contact me over email , Our house in Mumbai is in Powai

    Thanks
    Kumar Mitra

    1. Dear Mr. Mitra,

      Are you still looking out for a Caregiver for your mother? Please leave your contact mobile no. or call us at 02223742479 between 11a.m. to 4p.m.
      ARDSI Mumbai Chapter is located at JJ Hospital Byculla.
      Our email ID is vishvidya9@gmail.com.

      With best wishes,

      Sincerely
      for ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

      Ms. Vidya Shenoy
      Honorary Secretary
      M-9757095327
      Email: vishvidya9@gmail.com
      Comm: Mar04 -15/1443

      ‘REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER’

  25. I have a 84 old mother who is suffering from Severe Dementia since past 3 years. This year is worse. She is getting all sorts of hallucinations. I have tried Allopathy, Ayurvedic as well as homeopathic medicines..without any success. I tried pranik healing…without much gain….I just underwent bypass surgery(my age 58) and now at home. I am finding it very difficult to take care of my mother…it is affecting my healing.

    I am looking for ’24 hour Care giver lady’ for my mother, who can stay with us. We have two bed room house and mom has separate bedroom where the care giver can stay.

    Currently only Ativan is being given to her at 5 pm daily…SizdonMD, Trazin. Donep…etc have not been fruitful as she becomes drowsy and her tongue becomes slurpy.

    Please help me asap. My heart healing is earnestly dependant on help from your side.
    BR
    Rajeev Pande

    1. Dear Mr. Pande,

      Further to our telecoms since June.
      You had mentioned you would revert after consultations. We have the CG retained for you. If you wish not to have her work as CG for your mother, please let us know.
      You are aware that a trained caregiver is hard to find and we have a waiting list for such requirements.

      Please email me ASAP at vishvidya9@gmail.com. Thanks!

      With best wishes,
      Vidya Shenoy
      Secretary General, ARDSI
      Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

  26. Hello
    my mom is suffering from alzheimers since past 3 yrs.
    Our doctor suggested to check for online forums where members of patient meet and discuss.
    We stay in suburbs.plz suggest if any such group you could share.
    thx

    1. Hello

      Sorry to hear about your mom. I suggest you contact ARDSI Mumbai and ARDSI Greater Mumbai, Nair Hospital and Holy Family hospital (all listed above) to find out about possible in-person options. An in-person group can be very effective in informing and supporting families living with dementia. You can also try the other resources listed above. Unfortunately, in-person groups are difficult to find.

      Often families find it more practical and quite useful to also get in touch with online communities, using emails and Facebook, as they can fit these easily into their busy routine, and it is possible to reach out to many persons, and is not constrained by time and distance, and does not need too many arrangements to be made. Some families use a combination of in-person groups and online groups. If you are in a position to use online groups, some suggestions can be made. Contact me by email (see the contact page of this site) for these.

      Swapna Kishore
      Dementia Care Notes

    2. Dear Deepan,

      Please call me or email me at vishvidya9@gmail.com with your mob. contact. Perhaps, we can try and help.
      Thanks!

      With best wishes,
      Vidya Shenoy
      Secretary General, ARDSI
      Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter
      Mob:9757095327

  27. Hi,

    My mother is suffering from Alzheimers since last 3 years. She is 65 years old. She is being treated by a neurologist. The stage is somewhere between initial and medium state. She does recognise me and cooks food but has forgotten names of fruits and food ingredients and even some names of relatives who do not meet her often. She stays along with my father who is 71 years old. My father is fine but is a heart patient and sometimes gets irritated by my mother’s inconsistent behavior. Whenever I’m around or my sister everything is fine. But I’m posted out of Mumbai and cannot be always with my parents and neither my sister because of her family commitments.

    I’m looking for care giver who will act as a companion for my mother during the day (maybe 6 hours) atleast 4 or 5 days a week. Who will also ensure that she takes medication on time. This will relieve some of my father’s pressure of handling her behavior. My mother likes company to talk, which she does not get always from my father as he is more silent type mostly engrossed in TV and his books. Most of the time she repeats what she says and one has to be really patient with that behavior. She is least interested in television or reading books.

    My parents stay in suburbs of Mumbai at Kandivali. Kindly advise.

    Ravi S

  28. Dear Mr Ravi,
    We, at ARDSI Mumbai Chapter, will be more than happy to assist you.

    Kindly give your email ID and mobile no. for us to communicate. I am sure we will be able to assist you for your mother.

    With best wishes for enabling you to resolve your predicament.

    Vidya Shenoy
    Hon. Secretary ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter
    M- 9757095327.
    Email vishvidya9@gmail.com

    1. Many Thanks Vidya for the prompt response,

      I will contact you on your email id and phone number and discuss there.

      Kind Regards

      Ravi S.

  29. Good Afternoon Vidya,

    I wanted to enquire with you regarding Day care for my father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s.

    He is a very social person, who nowadays gets restless sitting at home. Therefore we are on a look out of daycare for him. We are unable to send him out due to his memory problem plus losses balance.

    I need your help to know if you have Daycare which would be undertaking various activities to help these patients and keep them engaged. Also we stay at Mulund so if you have Pick-up & drop Facility.

    Await your response. I have emailed you as well on ‘vishvidya9@gmail.com’

  30. Deepti, as mentioned in my emails to you that we are already on the find for a caregiver. Thanks for your mobile just received and we will revert ASA we find someone suitable.

    With warm regards,
    Vidya Shenoy

  31. Hi,
    My Father is dementia patent for last 3 years. earlier we had keept caretake at home to take his care. but now his demetia stage is increase and Dr has suggested us to keep him in care cent. Can you suggest any .

    Will be very great full

    Thanks,
    Sameer R teli
    9987070073

    1. The page above suggests two facilities in/ near Mumbai that take full time care. Other such centres are available in Karnataka (http://dementiacarenotes.in/resources/city-wise/dementia-bangalore/ ), Kerala (http://dementiacarenotes.in/resources/city-wise/dementia-kerala-cities/ ) and some other cities (see the various city pages).

      Do note that you will need to evaluate the centre for reliability and for how well your father will fit in; some suggestions on how to evaluate are available on this page here: http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/#respite

    2. Mr Teli, I have already replied your mail this morning! Please check your email.

      Thanks and best wishes
      Vidya Shenoy
      Secretary General ARDSI
      and
      Hon. Secretary ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

      “REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER”

  32. Hi,
    My mother, who suffers from Dementia, lives in Santacruz (Mumbai). Are there any Dementia care centres in the vicinity that I can contact. I am actively looking for Day care but would like any information on residential facilities as well. Thanks & Regard, Hosanna

    1. I am unaware of anything in Mumbai other than what the page above shows, but you can contact persons in the ARDSI chapters (listed above) to see if they know anything additional. For residential places, two are listed above (A1 Snehanjali and Dignity) and some others are available in other cities, notably on the Bangalore/ Kolar page and the Kerala state page, but also on the Delhi page.

      Please note that you will need to evaluate the reliability and suitability of any place to make sure it suits your need and can be trusted; some suggestions on how to evaluate are available on this page here: http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-services/#respite

    2. Hi Hosanna,

      We, at Mumbai Chapter, are always there for those who need assistance for a loved one having dementia.

      Kindly call me at the number given below or give us your that we can do what is possible from our side.

      With Season’s Greetings and bets wishes,

      Sincerely

      Vidya Shenoy
      Hon. Secretary, ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter
      T: 022-23742479. M: 9757095327
      email: vishvidya9@gmail.com
      Comm: 25-01/2016/2555

      “REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER”

  33. Thank you Swapna. This is our first experience with Dementia and your guidance is much appreciated. Thank you also for the work you do. May you continue to be empowered and equipped to do a great service to others.

  34. hi,
    My father is suffering from Alzheimer from 1 year. he is live in rural area with my brother , but he is not take care of him .Even for food my father goes to pen (raigad) by bus . No body is there to give medicine him properly. I m looking for care taker who give proper food and medicine to him in pen-raigad

    1. Sorry to hear this. Please read the page and try contacting the listed resources for possible ideas on where you can get an attendant. Also, often local elder helplines, Helpage India, and nursing homes are able to provide some idea of who can help. The page above includes suggestions on how you can locate a suitable person/ train a person. Best of luck!

  35. I am in need for a trained care taker to take care of my Mom in Law diagnosed with Dementia Alzimers . Need the services at Dombivili East . Can anybody help or suggest
    This will be on a monthly basis 8Hrs /12 Hrs format .

  36. Dear Mr. Sathe,

    Kindly call me on 9757095327 between 10.30-12 noon or at our office on 2342479 thereafter and give more details to enable us to assist you in finding a caregiver for your mother.

    We will try our best to sort your problem.

    With best wishes,

    Sincerely

    Vidya Shenoy
    Secretary General, ARDSI
    and
    Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    1. Hi.
      I stay at dahisar. My father in law suffering from dementia last 5 yrs. Pls help me to understand how to take care of daily activities and how to keep him busy everyday.
      Shravani
      7738382069

  37. Hi Shravani!

    It was a pleasure talking to you a short while ago. I do hope it gave you information on what was required by you.
    However, I await further details by email from you at vishvidya9@gmail.com.

    With best wishes,

    Sincerely

    Vidya Shenoy
    Secretary General, ARDSI
    and
    Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

  38. My Father is 89 years diagnosed with Dementia. He is with me at New panvel in navi mumbai locality.
    I need the day care and guidelines to handle the such patient. Request to guide.

    1. Dear Amit

      Regarding your day care query: The page above lists all the dementia care facilities that I have information on. Check to see if something suits you. You can also contact Silver Innings or ARDSI Mumbai (contact data above) in case they know any additional place. In case you do find something, do share it back so that others can also benefit.

      Actually, day cares suitable for persons with dementia are very difficult to find. You will also need to evaluate them for suitability and reliability.

      Regarding your query on guidelines on supporting persons with dementia: This site has several detailed pages that discuss this. I suggest you start with http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/dementia-home-care-an-overview/ and then select what else you want to read.

      Most family caregivers looking after someone in early or mid stage dementia find the following pages most useful: http://dementiacarenotes.in/dementia/dementia-behaviour/ , http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/communication/ and http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/adl/ It is also very useful to know about things you can do to keep the person active and happy, which is discussed in http://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/quality-of-life/ and could be particularly useful if you want to give an environment like what a day care facility may give.

      Feel free to contact me if you want more information.

      Regards,
      Swapna Kishore
      Dementia Care Notes

    1. Yes, there are some day cares that accept persons with dementia. Please see the page above for their names and contact details. Please note that you will need to evaluate the suitability and reliability of all services yourself.

    2. Tony if you or anyone else is looking out for a specialised Dementia Day care Centre, we have started one in July at Dadar.
      You may call me on 9757095327 between 11-4pm Mon to Friday.
      With best wishes,

      Sincerely

      Vidya Shenoy
      Secretary General, ARDSI
      and
      Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

  39. Greetings of the day to you. I have a relative, a young lad of approx. 38 years of age, an orphan. He is a schizophrenic. He has stayed in various rehab centres / hospitals without any marked improvement in his condition. The family is looking for a permanent, reasonable, abode where he would reside and be treated. Grateful to receive your recommendation of a place somewhere within the outskirts of Mumbai and futuristic possibly Indore, Ujjain where we have some other relatives. Thanks & best regards. Arvind Devjani.

    1. You can check with individual doctors, or with one of the dementia organizations above who may know such doctors.

    2. if you are still interested, Upasana you may call me on 9757095327 between 11-4pm Mon to Friday.
      With best wishes,

      Sincerely

      Vidya Shenoy
      Secretary General, ARDSI
      and
      Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

  40. Hi..We are looking for a nursing home for my uncle who is suffering from dementia, preferably individual occupancy. Also,we would like to know if the nursing home will allow to keep our personal attendant.

    1. Are you looking for a nursing home or an assisted living place? That is, do you need full-time medical attention of the sort that needs trained and qualified nurses and doctors and medical equipments etc., or are you looking for some place where your uncle would get help for all this activities, and some degree of medical support? Anyway, there are a number of 24×7 care homes listed above, and you can try contacting them. I don’t know if they typically allow you to have your own person living there as an attendant, but often places can provide an additional attendant for residents at the payment of the additional cost involved.

    2. You may call me on 9757095327 between 11-4pm Mon to Friday if you are still on the lookout for a 24-hr care home.
      With best wishes,

      Sincerely

      Vidya Shenoy
      Secretary General, ARDSI
      and
      Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

  41. Dear Aparna,

    Hearty Greetings from the ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter!
    We will be happy to assist you in your predicament of placing your uncle. Please do call me on 9757095327.

    Best wishes

    Sincerely,
    Secretary General, Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) &
    Hon. Secretary, ARDSI Mumbai Chapter

    Ms.Vidya Shenoy
    M- 00 91 9757095327
    email: vishvidya9@gmail.com
    Comm: Sep06-17/4916

    ‘REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER’

  42. Can a sturdy female attend 7 am to 4 pm to my wife who has Alzheimer’s & is unsteady on her feet .If so what is the monthly charges ?

    1. As mentioned clearly, we do not provide any services. Please contact various service providers listed on the page above, or agencies you get to know through neighbors, clinics, etc., to find out what is possible. Please make sure you evaluate any attendant to make sure she is reliable and competent.

      You ma find some tips on this page helpful while using a trained attendant: https://dementiacarenotes.in/caregivers/toolkit/using-trained-attendants-for-dementia-home-care/

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