Resources for dementia care: Pune (Maharashtra)

This page contains information specific for dementia care in Pune, for the convenience of caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. [read disclaimer]

Quick Ref: To quickly locate the full-time cares in or near Pune, look for the symbol
24 x 7 Care Home.

Facilities for persons with Alzheimer’s/ other dementias

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

Helplines for senior citizens

  • Pune Police Senior Citizens Helpline: Run by the Commissionerate of Police, Pune, and Athashri Foundation: 020-26111103 (working days, working hours) For emergency outside these hours, use the normal police emergency number, 100.
  • Helpage helpline: All-India tollfree number: 1800-180-1253. Pune number: 020-20265513
  • Dignity helpline: Senior citizen helpline at +91 – 20 – 26851221, Mon-Fri, working hours, run by Dignity Foundation
Facility Address and other details
Jagruti Dementia Care Jagruti Dementia Care provides services for persons with dementia who need medical attention–these include rehabilitation, medical care, respite, and hospice/ end-of-life care. Emergency services are also available. Their full-time facility can accommodate 100 dementia patients.

24 x 7 Care Home
Jagruti Dementia Care
Dr. Amar Shinde
Jagruti Dementia Care Centre, Manjari Farm, Pune-Solapur Road, Hadapsar, Pune-412307.
Phone: 020-69333220, Mobile : 9371425026, email:
Website: Opens in new window (Also see some details of their rooms and services at: Facilities at Jagruti Dementia Care Opens in new window.

Dementia support services at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital Memory clinics, guidance and counselling, memory improvement and memory exercise programs, and Alzheimer’s support group meetings, dementia research, and dementia awareness.Contact them for specific timings. 

Neurology Department, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center, Erandvane, Pune 411004

Phone: 40151000/66023000 extension 1059
Website (may not be working):

Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre works in the area of mental health and rehabilitation and offers a range of services for various conditions, including dementia. Their contact is:
Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre, B.J. Park, S.V. No. 49/1A, Opp.Shatrunjay Jain Temple, Katraj – Kondhwa Road, Pune – 411048
Phone: 020 26930060 / 64780215, 9823435045, +91 9822308491
Emails: , ,, and (email responses not reliable)
Contact person: Rony George (9823435045).

In 2011, Chaitanya started the ARDSI Pune Chapter (Pune Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India) and hosted the (November 2011) ARDSI XVI National Conference. The chapter has not been active since then, but recent information (March 2016) say the chapter may become active again. In any case, Chaitanya is offering some dementia-related services. Please contact them to know more.

Poona Hospital Poona Hospital and Research Centre was earlier running a memory clinic in collaboration with Easai Pharma (the “memory clinic” is listed on the Easai site). While it is not clear whether the Poona Hospital memory clinic is still functioning, you can contact them to find out about their available services related to dementia and caregiving support.

Neurology Department, Poona Hospital and Research Centre, Survey No 27, Near Alka Cinema, Sadashiv Peth, Pune – 411030

Tel Nos: (020) 24331706, 24331707, 24331708, 66096000
Website: Opens in new window

Assisted Living from Epoch Elder Care Monet House, Epoch Elder Care: This is a very small-capacity, very high-priced assisted living facility in Kharadi, Pune. They accept elders who need help with activities of daily living, including persons with dementia. They provide person-centric care and basic nursing support. The admission process includes discussions and counselling to ensure that the person will fit at the facility and can be given suitable care by the Epoch team. Contact them to know more, schedule a viewing, and to evaluate for suitability and reliability, etc.

24 x 7 Care Home
Assisted Living from Epoch Elder Care
Contact: Email:,
Phone: + 91 989 968 1595

Tapas Elder Care Tapas Elder Care : This 24×7 care home accepts persons with dementia for short and long term stay. They provide person-centric care, have activities regularly, and have the support and advice of experts and doctors. Contact them to know more, and to evaluate for suitability and reliability, etc.

24 x 7 Care Home
Tapas Elder Care
Address: 7/2/8 Krishna Nagar, Near sunny Sports Complex, Someshwar Wadi, Pashan, Pune 411008
Phone: + 91-881-889-6041

Additional Listings: Other possible resources for dementia information/ diagnosis/ care (based on newsreports of dementia-related events)

Madhurbhav (AJ Foundation) is a relatively old entity in elder care. Their dementia-specific service is listed at: this page Opens in new window and their contact, as per their site, is +91 8805501600 and +91 9921059898.

Some caregivers have mentioned Rainbow Day Care as a day care for elders that accepts persons with dementia. See their Facebook page Opens in new window. Contact 093733 14849

Sanctus Rehabilitation Care Foundation (SRCF): This works in preventive and rehabilitative healthcare. They offer dementia-related services, including home care providers and a day care. Their offered services may have changed, so please contact them to find more. Contact: SRCF Elder Care & Training Centre, Ground floor, Opposite Alankaran Lawns (SRPF Grounds),Sr. no. 53/23, SRP GR II Road
Wamowarie, Pune 411040< Phone: +91 9595 15 7011 Mobile: +91 9321 95 2974 Email: Web: Opens in new window

Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital has organized dementia-related events in the past, and is a possible dementia resource.

Additional Listings: Organizations providing services to support home care 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
India Home Health Care (IHHC): (Chennai based) (partner of BAYADA Home Health Care) Contact +91 76764 33333 (Whatsapp +91-7755912869). Website
Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS): (Bangalore-based Medwell Ventures, Mahindra collaboration) Contact 1800 103 4530. Website [
Portea : (Bangalore-based) Contact 1800 121 2323 Website

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: 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 Pune office is at Savio Villa, 78/4, Divya Nagar, Near Jambhulkar chowk, Wanawadi, Pune – 411040. Tel: 020-26851221 / 8600012444 (Working Mon-Fri, working hours only) Email:, Facebook page: Website : (The old page at is no longer being used)

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 Pune office: 020-20265513 Email:, More emails: Website:

An additional service in Pune 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: The Pune contact numbers: +91- 9552510411/9552510400

[Back to top]

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

See:Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Marathi.

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

[Back to top]

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 Pune, Poona, Puna , 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: 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.

[Back to top]

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: February 26, 2018

13 thoughts on “Resources for dementia care: Pune (Maharashtra)”

  1. Sorry , I dont think ‘Jagruti Rehab’ is ideal place for person with dementia and Alzheimer’s . They keep schizophrenia and other ‘mental’ illness together.
    Person with dementia/Alzheimer’s cant be treated and kept with other mental illness people. They have different need , care givers , age and standard of care .
    Person with dementia/Alzheimer’s its more Care then Cure that works .

    1. Dr. Amar Shinde of Jagruti has written to clarify that they have separate wards for dementia. To quote: “at Jagruti, we are having separate dementia ward with mostly patients in moderate to severe stages of dementia… we have currently 30-40 dementia patients, many of them are incontinent, violent, not eating, poor self care…. we provide persistent care, supervision & 24 hrs medical care….” and “its a rehab for three different sections, psychiatry, de-addiction & dementia currently… we are trying to provide as much homely environment as possible with all facilities of hospital… dementia patients may require lot of medical care” (Clarification was given on Facebook on June 27, 2013)

      Note that, as for any service/ facility listed, 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 and at

  2. Hello this is Dr Amar Shinde (Neuro-Psychiatrist)
    I visited last month Kinoko Espoir Hospital & Soujashi-Yamate welfare center, Okayama, Japan, which are the dedicated facilities for dementia & geriatrics. They have very good facility & very young attendants working with the dementia patients. For Dementia patients good hygiene, food & exercise are the most important things to improve their quality of life than medicines. We are working on their protocol currently at Jagruti Dementia Care.

  3. As the result of a discussion on our Facebook page for care families we have the name of an agency for Home care staff, recommended by a service user in Pune, that I’d like to share here … HEMA, an agency that operates out of Tingre Nagar run by a lady called Jothi and her son Vikram. Phone +919226845318. It is important that any person aiming to hire from this or any other agency does verify the appropriateness and desired quality level of attendant for themselves. Would like to add here a link to our Facebook page for caregivers as well :-

    Also, our Caregivers Link website is at:

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: 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 and at

  4. Presently i am M.E student. I am working on automatic diagnosis of Alzheimer disease using EEG signals. I am in search of medical research center where exactly the diagnosis of this disease is actually done………..pls suggest any research center in pune or mumbai……..

    1. I don’t know what you mean by “exactly the diagnosis of this disease is actually done” and am unaware of any approved definite and “automatic” diagnosis criteria of AD without autopsy. However, you can contact senior consultants at any major hospital’s neurology/ psychiatry department to get in touch with doctors who do AD diagnosis. The Pune and Mumbai pages on this site have some possible contacts. You can also contact ARDSI Mumbai or ARDSI Greater Mumbai; check our Mumbai page at:

  5. OK thank you for your reply……….automatic diagnosis means that early detection of disease in early stage….by analyzing the EEG waveform & automatically doing engineering application we can detect the disease……

    1. Okay. Could you please give any reference you have for “automatic diagnosis” using EEG. So far, the only certain and approved definite diagnosis for AD is after an autopsy, though there is some proposals on whether biomarkers can be used for this when the person is still alive. Is EEG analysis one such research direction?

    2. Hi Dear Nilesh & Respected Swapna,
      Nilesh, great thinking for early diagnosis Of Dementia.
      But EEG is not providing much information for Dementia, Currently we diagnose Dementia on MRI & clinical Examination,
      But yes we can go for it as some changes in EEG can suggest it.
      We have lots of patients of Dementia Both OPD & IPD (40-50 patients at a time) basis.
      Also currently we have Dr Sujit Jagtap MBBS, DM(Neurology), Special Fellowship in Epilepsy Joined our Center as Consultant Neurologist with a good EEG Lab & good Experience with lots of papers published in National & International Conferences
      You can Visit @ Jagruti Rehabilitation center, Pune for further Information, or Call Me on 09371425026
      Regards Dr Amar Shinde Consultant Psychiatrist

  6. Dr.Amar Sir can i visit your rehabilitation center. Or can i have a permission to meet you ? i want to see the eeg lab as you mentioned in your reply. also i would like to meet Dr.sujit jagtap…………..pls i want to the eeg lab.

    material for automated diagnosis includes the IEEE, springer papers & some scope for future directions as given by researchers.

  7. is another facility, based at Clover Palisades, NIBM-Kondhwa Road.

    (Dementia Care Notes adds: A tentative entry was made for Epoch based on this and the information on their website, and a query was sent to Epoch in August 2014 for clarifications on some of the statements made on their website. No response was received. However, subsequently, based on more data and also phone conversations, more details for the facility were added in 2017. Site visitors contacting Epoch (or any other facility) are requested to evaluate the facility’s suitability and reliability themselves to decide whether it suits their needs. Some evaluation suggestions are included at and at

  8. Where can I get the EEG database of Alzheimer & Dementia patients in Pune…………???? Is it possible to get in Noble Hospital in Pune

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *