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.
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
|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 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
Tel: 022-65651199, +91-99672 70587
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 a short-stay/ respite care centre for rehabilitation that also accepts persons with dementia, and provides services like physiotherapy, nursing, yoga, etc. The centre has a capacity of around 15, and has a mixed profile of residents (some with and some without dementia). They also resumed day care services in June 2017; please contact them to know more about what they have. Aaji care also supports home care by providing home health services and trained helpers, etc.
24 x 7 Care Home and Day Care
Aaji Care also provides 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.
Diagnosis and treatment support is also available at the Psychiatry Dept/ memory clinic of Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital Hospital
J.J Hospital-Grant Medical College
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute.
Dr. Sachin Patkar
D.Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre
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 :
E-mail: email@example.com, 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.
The Dignity Dementia Day Care which was functioning from Byculla closed down in early 2017. This centre had earlier (till early 2016) been at Dadar West. To know if Dignity has started some new centre, please contact the Dignity Helpline (number below, along with other elder helplines)
|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.
|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.
24 x 7 Mumbai Police Elder Helpline : 1090 and 103
Thane City – Police Elder Helpline (24 hrs): 1090 / 022- 25443535
Silver Innings (Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm): 9029000091/ 9987104233
Helpage India (Mon-Sat): (tollfree) 1800 180 1253
Dignity helpline – (022) 6138 1111 run by Dignity Foundation
|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
Please note that the Dignity Dementia Day Care which was in Dadar, and later moved to Byculla, is no longer functioning.
|Other services for elders||Mayacare 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|
|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 ( 0484-277-5088). 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 problems old number/ name of hospital/ doctor, etc., get the latest details using local telephone inquiry/ assistance services.
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: August 19, 2017