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]

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> Many organizations do not respond promptly to emails, or even queries on social media accounts. 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.
5>Information on the web about the entity may be helpful, bur different web sources will have different data for the same entity, and you will still need to find out what is correct now.

Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias

Helplines

  • 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.
  • Dignity helpline: Senior citizen helpline at 18002678780 run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only.
  • Silver Innings Referral Helpline (Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm): 9029000091/ 9987104233
  • 24 x 7 Mumbai Police Infoline: 1090 and Women’s helpline: 103
  • Thane City – Police Elder Helpline (24 hrs): 1090

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

ARDSI Mumbai (Mumbai Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)

ARDSI Mumbai Chapter offers online support group meetings, awareness programs, to corporates, social organisations, educational institutions, customised and collaborated training programs for caregivers and family members customised home care with integrative therapies, etc., and acts as resource for dementia care. Their dementia day care, Smriti Vishvam, has been suspended but they are continuing services virtually like training, counselling, carer support and also enrol new members. Please call them to know more.

ARDSI Mumbai Chapter
Hon. Secretary: Ms. Vidya Shenoy, Tel. 9757095327, 8286126890, Email: vishvidya9@gmail.com

A1 Snehanjali, assisted living for elders

A1 Snehanjali: Accepts persons with conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and elders who need assistance in activity of daily living but do not need constant medical intervention or nursing home care 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.

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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, 9987104233 
Email : a1snehanjali@gmail.com , silverinnings@gmail.com, Skype-id: a1snehanjali , Facebook: 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. Instagram  here 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 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. Contact them for details and their processes, etc.
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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: 022-65651199, +91-99672 70587, Email : asilveramore@gmail.com, info@asilveramore.com , Facebook page here Opens in new window, Website: asilveramore.com Opens in new window

Dignity Lifestyle, Neral, assisted care

Dignity Lifestyle Retirement Township, Neral, includes an Assisted Care Block where they accept and support persons with dementia, Parkinson’s, etc. 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.
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Dignity Lifestyle Township
Karjat Matheran main Road, Neral – Raigad District-410101, Maharashtra
Tel: +919637623025 / +917083226025 / +917030602591
Email: askdignity@dignitylifestyle.org
Website : www.dignitylifestyle.org Opens in new window. Page describing this facility here Opens in new window.

Dignity Foundation Dementia Day Care Centre, Mahim

Dignity Foundation has a dementia day care in Mahim. Please contact them for the status and more details/
Contact: Dignity Foundation – Dementia Day Care Center, Unit No 210, Udyog Mandir 1, Bhagaji Keer Marg, Next to Bank of Baroda, Mahim West, Mumbai 400 016, Phone 915-2017120. Email: responsedignity@dignityfoundation.com Dignity Foundation’s website page listing their day cares is here Opens in new window.

Aaji Care Geriatric Care Centres (assisted living) and other dementia care support from Aaji Care

Aaji Care Geriatric Care Centre: 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. See more at their Youtube channel Opens in new window. Please contact them to know more. Also, a video showing their facilities and residents and with interviews can be seen here Opens in new window.

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Aaji Care Geriatric Care Centre (Thane), Next to Puranik Rumah Bali and New Garvaa restaurant, Ghodbunder Road behind Bhaindar pada bus stop (towards Thane to Borivali, Gaimukh Gaon), Opposite LODHA Splendora,Ghodbunder Rd, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400607.

Aaji Care Geriatric Care Centre (Andheri -Versova Centre), Cozy Clinic, Ground Floor, Sea Shell Annexe, Seven Bunglow Road, Opp Nana Nani Park Seven Bungalows,Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400061.

Aaji Care Geriatric Care Centre (Andheri -Veera Desai centre, in collaboration with Bellevue Nursing Home) (started May 2021) Sejal Building, 1st Floor, Link Extension Road, Off Veera Desai Rd, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053.

Aaji Care also supports home care by providing home health services and trained helpers, etc., including attendants for dementia home care. They may also have other services to support home care.

Contact Aaji Care at 9920018184 or Whatsapp 7506 734 116, email: contact@aajicare.in Website: aajicare.in Opens in new window and Facebook page here Opens in new window.

Jagruti Rehabilitation Center

Jagruti Rehabilitation Center, started by Dr. Amar Shinde, are residential facilities that accept geriatric patients and dementia patients. Services include care like hygiene, feeding, exercises, as well as medical care, and may accept persons in late stage dementia also. Please check with them for exact services and details, processes and protocols.

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Jagruti Rehabilitation Center, Plot no 37, Sector-5, Taloja Phase 1, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 410208.
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Jagruti Rehabilitation Center, Ahead Fatima Devi School, Railway Station, Sushmita Building, Manchubhai Road, Near, Malad Subway, Malad East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400097

Contact (Phone/ Whatsapp) +91 98222 07761 Email: info@jagrutirehab.org, jagrutirehabcentre@gmail.com, website:jagrutirehab.org Opens in new window

Additional Listings: diagnostic facilities/ memory clinics

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 additional listings are given here – they may even have special dementia clinics (memory clinics, geriatric psychiatry clinics, etc.) (alphabetical list)
De Sousa Foundation supports multiple mental health areas, including problems more common in old age, and also dementia. They conduct workshops and provide help and information. Address: Carmel, 18, St. Francis Road, Off S.V. Road, Near Sacred Heart Church Santacruz (West), Mumbai – 400-054. Phone: +91 9820696828 E-mail: avinashdes888@gmail.com, Site: desousafoundation.com/middle-age-and-old-age-related-problem/ Opens in new window , Facebook page here Opens in new window.
D.Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Dept Of Psychiatry/ Neurology, can be reached at Sector-5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400706, Tel: +91 22 2773 5901, E-mail: admin@dypatilhospitals.com, Site: dypatilhospitals.com Opens in new window
Holy Family (Dept of Neurology/ Psychiatry) can be contacted for diagnosis/ treatment, and also has a memory clinic. Address: St. Andrew’s Road, Bandra (West),Mumbai 400050, Phone: 91 22-62670 555 +91 22-62670 370, E-mail: info@holyfamilyhospital.in, Website: www.holyfamilyhospital.in Opens in new window.
J.J Hospital-Grant Medical College, Psychiatry/ Neurology departments are another resource for diagnosis/ treatment. Contact Sir J. J.hospital, Byculla, Mumbai 400008, Phone: 022 23735555, Site ggmcjjh.com Opens in new window.
KEM Hospital (King Edward Memorial Hospital) : A free memory clinic was started here on Oct 2021, and a day care was also planned. Contact their neurology department. Address: Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai 400 012. India. Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Site www.kem.edu Opens in new window.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute can be contacted for diagnosis/ treatment. Check their Neurosciences department. Contact: Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg, Four Bunglows, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400053, Tel: 24 Hrs  +91-22-4269-6969, Phone number for neurology +91 (22) 4269 9781, Kokilaben Hospital’s memory clinic page Opens in new window.
Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital (Psychiatry Dept/ memory clinic) provides diagnosis and treatment support, and may have a memory clinic. 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.
Nair Hospital (Psychiatry department) supports dementia diagnosis/ treatment and may also have a psychogeriatric clinic. Contact the Psychiatyry department (Dr. Alka Subramanyam) for details.  Address: 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.
Patkar Nursing Home Dr. Sachin Patkar supports dementia at Patkar Nursing Home, and may be available at some of the Patkar clinics. For Whatsapp for appointments, contact +91 98210 82802 (Whatsapp only). Email: drpatkar@drsachinpatkar.com, drsachinpatkar@gmail.com Site: drsachinpatkar.com/ Opens in new window.
Dr.Santosh Bangar – Neuropsychiatrist. A dementia specialist, runs the MIND (Mental Illness and Dementia) clinic for senior citizens. May do home visits as per request. Contact: Om Chambers, 203, 2nd Floor Kemp’s Corner, Mumbai 400 036, Phones 022-23697844, +917777009500. Email: drbangarsantiosh@yahoo.co.in, Web: icare4seniors.in Opens in new window.
Dr.Ashutosh Shetty -Dementia Specialist Neurologist. Neuron Clinic, C-1, Ratandeep CHS, Next to Shopper’s Stop, S V Road, Andheri West. Contact 022 26255224, 022 64500777 From 10am to 7pm. Practo profile here Opens in new window.

Additional Listings: Other organizations involved in counseling/ dementia awareness

(Some of these may also provide home-based dementia assessments/ stimulation/ advice/ support)

Caregiver Saathi: Supports caregivers through various initiatives, and may have specific initiatives for dementia caregivers. Ask them about their support groups, webinars, Facebook groups and Whatsapp groups for dementia caregivers. Contact+91-932-6161-735, +91-22-2849-1565, Email info@caregiversaathi.co.in, site caregiversaathi.co.in Opens in new window.

Echoing Healthy Ageing(EHA) : Provides support for dementia through multiple initiatives in Mumbai. EHA offers home based cognitive stimulation activities at home for People with Dementia. This is available in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune. Online cognitive sessions and counselling for family caregivers are available Pan India. Customised training for family caregivers, formal caregivers on Caring for person with dementia is available in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune. They conduct online group cognitive stimulation activities open to persons in early /moderate stages of dementia, and also conduct in-person memory cafe group sessions . They also conduct pan-India online support group meetings and webinars that are free sessions and professionally facilitated .

Echoing Health Ageing also offers a Geriatric Caregiver Certificate course to train formal carers, as part of its work along with the Regional Resource Training Centre (part of Ministry of social justice, NISD). This training includes specific training on dementia care giving. These trained carers are available for placements in Mumbai and Palghar district. In March 2022, an update was received that families that need financial assistance can get subsidised support from their psychologist at home and at their group centers. 

Contact: Echoing Healthy Ageing, Workbay, Church Avenue, Off S.V.Road,Santacruz W,Mumbai 54,E-mail: info@echoinghealthyageing.com , Ph: Ph: Neeta: :+91 98678 32665 Amrita : +91 9167 61 3665 Contact person: Amrita, Facebook page Opens in new window, website: www.echoinghealthyageing.com Opens in new window

Synapsium: This is a brain health clinic that offers neurological and psychological healthcare services such as comprehensive counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive evaluations and rehabilitation care. This includes geriatric memory & dementia evaluations and rehab. Contact Synapsium Brain Health Clinic, Panchsheel Plaza, Hughes Road, Near Dharam Palace, Mumbai – 400 007. Phones: 022 23633103 | +91 9820963103 Email: connect@synapsium.in Website: synapsium.in Opens in new window.

Tanvi Mallya’s Eldercare Services(TMECS): TMECS provides several home-based services for person with dementia and family caregivers. Includes home assessments, customized care plans that are kept updated, cognitive stimulation therapy, training, counselling, physical therapy, caregiver counselling, and other relevant support for managing care. They support families all across Mumbai. See the website at tanvimallyaseldercare.in Opens in new window, or check their Facebook page here Opens in new window Contact: +919920249321 Email: tanvi@tanvimallyaseldercare.in

Other suggestions received: One suggestion received is of two freelance gerontologists (from TISS?) who do home visits and may be able to help persons with dementia (no details known, please contact them directly to evaluate/ find out): Yogini Parikh (from Worli) 9167541570 & Veena Wataney(Thane) 9820502968.

Additional Listings: Organizations providing services to support home care

Names received from various sources for organizations that provide home care services for seniors. May support dementia care.
HealthSpring(Mumbai-based) provides various health packages for health care, including support at home for emergency responses (please reconfirm), for multiple cities in Maharashtra. Contact : +91-22-6130 3434, +91 86528 86529 (Mumbai). Website: healthspring.in Opens in new window.

Some multi-city organizations may be offering support in your city/ locality. Multi-city organizations keep adding and removing locations and services, but usually have more presence in their home state, metros and larger cities. A service that is good in one city may not be good in another. Quality changes over time, if management/ funding changes, or there is a takeover / merger. Please evaluate before use. Typical services to ask about: home nursing (attendants, nurses, wound care and nursing procedures), physiotherapy, doctor visits, speech therapy, stroke rehab, home dental care, sample collections, equipment hire, pharmacy at home, ICU at home, etc. Also, ask about dementia care. List below is alphabetically ordered. If they claim to provide emergency support, please find out the particulars to see if dependable.

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

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. Some may have day cares or residential cares. 24 x 7 Care Home and/ or Day Care.


Anandvan Wellness Centre: This was mentioned as a possible care home by one volunteer, but no more data/ validation is available. Phone +91 72190 10120, +91 93204 14145, 072767 05356 Emails anandvanwellnesscentre@gmail.com , care@anandvanwellnesscentre.com and enquiry@anandvanwellnesscentre.com. Facebook page here Opens in new window. Site at anandvanwellnesscentre.com Opens in new window. Please contact to check any details/ suitability.
Balaji Healthcare: This assisted living centre is is Vasind, Maharashtra, and accepts persons with dementia also. Phone +91 8857-954470, Emails: ramanibrahma@balajihealth.org, info@balajihealth.org Website: balajihealth.org Opens in new window, Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Golden Care Retirement Homes : 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: goldencare.co.in Opens in new window, No more details are available. Please contact them for more.
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. They may accept persons with 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 7720016357, 02525 256 932, Email: mldthosp@gmail.com . The Trust’s site is at mldtrust.org Opens in new window. Facebook page here Opens in new window.
Varista : Data has been received that Varista, a Daytime Center for seniors run by professionals to provide a suitable environment for seniors, may also accept elders with dementia in their day care. Contact: Varista, Ground Floor, Omeez Apartments, Dattatrey Road, Across Indian Bank, Santacruz (W), Mumbai 400 054, Tel: 084519 00405, +91 22 26606033 Email: varista.org@gmail.com, info@varista.org , Site at varista.org Opens in new window. Facebook page here Opens in new window.

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 , +91 91520 17120 Email: responsedignity@gmail.com . Website :  www.dignityfoundation.com Opens in new window, www.dignitylifestyle.org [nwewindow].

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: 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) and his team. Their referral number is 9029000091/ / 9987104233, 11am to 5pm. (MONDAY TO SATURDAY) . Silver Innings arranges multiple events , health camps, advocacy, networking  and provides various types of support and services for Senior Citizens. These include some dementia-related work also; see above.
Email id: silverinnings@gmail.com
Facebook presence and web presence include: www.silverinnings.in Opens in new window, www.silverinningfoundation.org Opens in new window, silverinnings.blogspot.com Opens in new window.
Social Media: Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/SILVERINNINGS/, Twitter: https://twitter.com/silverinnings, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silverinningsSI

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. Palliative resources in Maharashtra are listed by Pallium Opens in new window.

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

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

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.
  • 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.
  • For better search results, try using the state name, locality name, other names of your city or nearby cities.
  • When using online data to identify a possible service provider, check how recent the data is (see events, pictures, social media posts) also, to see if the entity seems operational.
  • Contact the various dementia organizations and elder care organizations listed above and ask them for names of more resources.
  • Ask the reception/ nurses at local hospitals. They often know about home health care agencies.
  • For minor procedures, like IV, , neighborhood path labs and small clinics may be able to send nurses home. The may even have contacts of doctors who make home visits.
  • 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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