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.
- Dementia-related material in various Indian languages (including Marathi and Gujarati).
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
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
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|
(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:
(assisted living for elders)
24 x 7 Care Home
24 x 7 Care Home
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver Innings Social Enterprise also has a Facebook group for Alzheimer’s: Silver Innings Alzheimer’s India Opens in new window.
More on the Silver Innings group below.
|A Silver Amore
(assisted living for elders)
A Silver Amore
24 x 7Care Home
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||
24 x 7 Care Home
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
(inaugurated June 2018)Khargar: Aarambh, Plot no 92, Sector 21, Om Navjeevan Hospital,opp Iskcon Temple, Golf club Road, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
Aaji care also supports home care by providing home health services and trained helpers, etc., including attendants for dementia home care. (Contact person: Prasad Bhide, 9833530842)
|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.
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.
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
Psychiatry/ Neurology departments of J.J Hospital-Grant Medical College are another resource for diagnosis/ treatment. Contact Sir J. J.hospital, Byculla, Mumbai 400008
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute can be contacted for diagnosis/ treatment.
Dr. Sachin Patkar supports dementia at Patkar Nursing Home, Block 1, Plot 189-A,Elaichi Villa, Near Sion Hospital, Sion (W) Mumbai-400022
Dept Of Psychiatry/ Neurology, D.Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre can be reached at Sector-5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400706
Manav Neuro Psychiatric Hospitals Pvt Ltd
|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 :
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,
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
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
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: email@example.com, Web: www.goldercare.co.in No more details are available. Please contact them to find out/ evaluate. Contact 99303 78427, 98191 63683. Email: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, More emails: email@example.com 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 Pallium Opens in new window 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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Please note that Dementia Care Notes does NOT provide any services or any medical consultation.
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: July 2, 2018