Dementia Caregiver Resources across India

This page attempts to provide a consolidated list of dementia caregiver resources in India. In case you know of any other resource, or of any error on this page, please let us know by contacting us, or add a comment below. [read disclaimer]

Information specific to various cities/ states is available on the city-wise/ region-wise resource page here. [View page with informational websites on dementia / caregiving]

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

ARDSI (Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India) is one of the main resources for dementia caregivers in India. Their correct website is Opens in new window. (The older website, , is not kept updated and has obsolete information).

ARDSI also has presence on Facebook: ARDSI National Office FB page Opens in new window, National Dementia Helpline FB page Opens in new window, and National Dementia Helpline FB group Opens in new window.

ARDSI’s activities are intended to help dementia patients and their families. ARDSI is involved in dementia and caregiving awareness activities, developing services, training family members and professionals, and undertaking research.  ARDSI runs helplines to provide information on Alzheimer’s and caregiving.  ARDSI also provides information for research studies on dementia. The Dementia India report 2010 was released in September 2010.

ARDSI also holds annual conferences on dementia. The last few conferences were in Mumbai (2015), Mysuru (2016), Kolkata (2017), and Bengaluru (2018) and Trivandrum (2019). Newsletters are available at their site. .

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ARDSI Chapters in various cities of India

ARDSI has chapters in many cities. The ARDSI site Opens in new window states that the Administrative office is at Kunnamkulam (Kerala). Their national office is at Delhi. Their chapters (as of November 2019) are listed alphabetically below. However please keep in mind that you may get more up-to-date information by calling up the ARDSI National Helpline.

  • Bangalore (Bengaluru)
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Calicut (Kozhikode)
  • Chennai
  • Cochin (Kochi) (This is also called the Ernakulam Chapter)
  • Coimbatore
  • Darbhanga
  • Delhi (also called the New Delhi chapter)
  • Goa
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad-Deccan
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Kottayam
  • Lucknow
  • Manipur
  • Mizoram (this chapter is just starting off)
  • Mumbai
  • Mysore
  • Pathanamthitta
  • Pune
  • Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)
  • Vizag

Information on existing chapters and the chapters being revived is available on the respective city pages at city-wise/ region-wise dementia resources pages, and information on the Bhubaneshwar, Darbhanga, Lucknow, and Jaipur chapters is on Resources for dementia care: Others page. Note that some chapters actively offer support, services, training, etc., while others are not active, though they may help if contacted.

More ARDSI chapters are proposed in some cities. Examples are Baroda, Bikaner, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Puducherry, Shimla, Srinagar, and Varanasi.

Most chapters provide various dementia-related services. Examples are memory clinic, caregiver support groups, home visits for assessment, caregiver training for home carers and for professional carers, day care centres, counseling, and helplines. They hold seminars and workshops. They publicize dementia through awareness programs, functions for the World Alzheimer’s Day, and other events. Patients and caregivers can contact the relevant ARDSI chapter for information and support. Some of the ARDSI chapters (such as Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Calcutta) maintain websites, though these may not have up-to-date information on events, activities, and services. It is best to contact the organizations to get the latest news.

Some ARDSI chapters are run in coordination with or managed by well-known hospitals of the city, or by major elder care service organizations. For example, ARDSI Bangalore is associated with Nightingales Medical Trust, Bangalore.

Information related to ARDSI chapters can be found in the respective page of the city-wise/ region-wise dementia resources pages.

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Dignity Foundation

Dignity Foundation works in the general area of senior care. Dignity has a presence in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bangalore for senior care and community. It also had a dementia day care in Chennai. Dignity Lifestyle at Neral, Maharashtra, is an assisted care facility for people with Dementia as well as other senior citizens with disability.

Dignity also runs helplines to help elders. It provides a number of services for elders. Contact information for Dignity (Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai) can be seen on the city/ region specific pages listed on our city-wise/ region-wise dementia resource pages.

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Helpage India

Helpage India works in the area of elders. It focuses on fighting isolation, poverty, and neglect. Helpage supports many initiatives for elders, including dementia initiatives like ARDSI.  They also have projects on palliative care. The Helpage India website Opens in new window contains information on their projects and also useful downloads like old age home directories.

Helpage India has its head office in Delhi, national offices in Chennai and Kolkata, and over fifty branch offices all over India. The page gives contact information. They also have a map showing various locations and the contact information of each location. Helpage also runs helplines for elders in many cities. Their toll-free helpline number is 1800-180-1253 or you can contact Helpage in your city using the contact information on their map.

Helpage has a dementia day care in Patna (details on Resources for dementia care: Others page. Another useful initiative is their Geriatric Physiotherapy clinics available in some cities Opens in new window, for rehabilitation of persons with mobility problems and also with dementia. Contact them for up-to-date status on these.

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Portal for old age solutions

Old Age Solutions Opens in new window is a portal on Technology Initiative for Disabled and Elderly, an initiative of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and created by AIIMS, Delhi. The portal provides  comprehensive information related to health, nutritional requirements, entertainment, recreation, environment, networking and assistive devices for the ageing. The portal is available in English and Hindi. (June 2018 update: It earlier also had pages in Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, and Telugu, but these were discontinued)

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Dementia day care, respite care and long-term care

India has very few day care centers and full-time care facilities suitable for dementia compared to the persons with dementia, and these few are almost all in metros. However, this number is increasing slowly. Some places are designed specifically to support persons with dementia (either only for persons with dementia or for elders with special needs including elders with dementia). There are also places that accept persons with dementia even though it is not stated as such in their brochures/ websites. Some places have expanded to include dementia because the elders they were already serving have developed dementia, or to cater to the repeated requests. For example, some residential facilities now accept persons with dementia for stay, rehabilitation, assisted living, extended hospital care, etc. There are also some places that claim to support dementia though they don’t actually have the required trained staff or infrastructure or experts.

Due to the various COVID 19-related restrictions, dementia day cares were closed down. Some care homes were also impacted as staff was unable to report to work. Operations are now being resumed slowly as restrictions are being relaxed, but please contact the organizations to find the status.

Also note that evaluation of any day care, residential care, or any other service should include asking about measures being taken to protect the person with dementia from infection while providing suitable care. Families will need to be satisfied that suitable procedures are being implemented.

Whenever you are considering a day care or full-time care (short term or long term), it is essential that you do proper evaluation for any place for suitability, reliability, etc. Some suggestions for this are available at Using various dementia/ home care services. For available day care centers, respite care, and other facilities, as per the information available with us, please see the relevant link on the City-wise/ region-wise dementia care information page..

DAY CARE CENTRES: As per our current data, the following day cares/ “active ageing” centres in India accept persons with dementia. These vary in their capacity, charges, whether they provide transport and food, etc. The list below includes confirmed names as well as unconfirmed listings received from families and volunteers.

FULL-TIME CARE CENTRES:As per our current data, the following full-time care centres in India accept persons with dementia. These vary widely in capacity. Costs range from free and for street destitutes to mid-range places and to places costing over a lakh rupees a month. They may accept only dementia persons, dementia and other neuro/ psychiatrist problems, or mixed profiles (normal elders, elders who need help with ADL, elders with dementia, etc.). Some are assisted living designed mainly for early/ mid-stage persons and others are fully equipped for terminal care and placed within the premises of hospitals. Some have multiple types of rooms (single occupant, twin sharing, or dorms with 7-8 persons). Typically, they accept residents for both short and long stay. The list below includes confirmed names as well as unconfirmed listings received from families and volunteers.

  • Ahmedabad: Papaya Care (See Gujarat page for details)
  • Bangalore: Two residential centres by Nightingales Medical Trust: Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer’s (NCAA) and Nightingales Trust – Tanya Mathias Elder care Centre. AND Nikisa Dementia Village. Additional unconfirmed listings received: AdvantAGE Senior Care, Asha Jeevan, Cadabams Rehab, Katherine Nivas, Nisarga Prabhudalaya, Omashram, Priaashrya, and Smile Elderly Care. Another care home, meant for destitute persons, which may accept persons with dementia is Sandhya Suraksha(See Bangalore/ Kolar/ Mangalore page for details)
  • Chennai: No confirmed details available for any full-time care home. Unconfirmed listings received for three care homes.(See Chennai/ Coimbatore page for details)
  • Coimbatore: Unconfirmed listing received for two care homes.(See Chennai/ Coimbatore page for details)
  • Delhi/ NCR: Chronic Care Dementia Facility (at Faridabad, an ARDSI Delhi franchise), Vardaan Senior Citizen Centre (Malviyanagar), Guru Vishram Vriddh Ashram (Gautampuri), Vermeer House and Frida House (both at Gurgaon, by Epoch Elder Care), AND residential care of Hope ek ASHA. (See Delhi/ NCR page for details)
  • Ernakulam district, Kerala: Cochin Harmony Home (by ARDSI Kochi), Smruthipadham (joint ARDSI and Kerala Govt), and Signature Aged Care (See Kerala page for details)
  • Hyderabad: Golden Oak (at Shamshabad) AND Kshetra of Heritage (See Hyderabad page for details)
  • Kolar: ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre(See Bangalore/ Kolar / Mangalore page for details)
  • Mangalore: Susheg Jivith (See Bangalore/ Kolar / Mangalore page for details)
  • Mysore: One unconfirmed listing received for Reverb Life Care. See See Bangalore/ Kolar/ Mangalore page for details)
  • Mumbai and nearby areas: Aarambh-Powai, Aarambh-Khargar and Aarambh-Thane (by Aaji Care), A1 Snehanjali-D’Silva AND A1 Snehanjali-Rajodi (both Silver Innings), A Silver Amore, Dignity Lifestyle Neral (has a Special Care Block), Jagruti Rehab Taloja, and Shree Rajendrakumar Agarwal Hospital (Anand Rehabilitation). Additional unconfirmed listings received for Golden Care Retirement Homes and Prof. Ram Kapse Senior Citizen Care Centre (Palghar).(See this page for details)
  • Pune : Jagruti Dementia Care (from Jagruti), Monet House (of Epoch Elder Care), Tapas Elder Care. and Madhurbhav (AJ Foundation)(See this page for details)
  • Kozhikode/ Calicut district, Kerala: Malabar Harmony Home (See Kerala page for details)
  • Thrissur district, Kerala: Dementia Respite Care Centre (Harmony Home) (See Kerala page for details)
  • Trivandrum district, Kerala:Snehasadanam (please check if they have resumed operations after COVID lockdown), Anugraham Neurocare (See Kerala page for details)
  • Valsad: Unconfirmed listing: it is possible that dementia persons can be admitted at Anand Care Home (See Gujarat page for details)

In addition to providing more information and contact data on these, our city/ state pages also list other city/ state specific dementia resources.Check the specific city/ region pages: city-wise/ region-wise dementia resource pages.

Note that such facilities keep getting added/ closed down, and our data may be incomplete/ outdated. Also, quality of the listed places may change with time (improve or deteriorate). Please send in information of changes that you know about, so that the data can be updated. Always contact the place directly and evaluate it for suitability and reliability. Note that any information provided on any resource is only for convenience and is not an endorsement of any kind.

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Dementia Helplines

The dementia helpline numbers from various cities are listed here. They typically function on working days, working hours. Please note that data keeps changing and numbers may stop functioning/ change. Please send any updates you have on these helplines so that we can keep this data updated. Here’s the available data:

NATIONAL DEMENTIA HELPLINE: 0484-277-5088 (Mon-Sat 10 AM-4 PM). E-mail:
This operates from Cochin and provides nation-wide support. It is managed by the ARDSI National Office. You can get information on dementia and care here, as well as information on dementia resources in India. (The older number, 0484-280-8088 was discontinued in August 2017)

Other Kerala-based Dementia Helplines: 09846198471 and 09846198786 (managed by ARDSI Registered office, Cochin) and 09846198473 (managed by ARDSI National Office)

Kolkata: 08232014540 (managed by ARDSI Calcutta Chapter), old number, +91 33 32214540, not in use any more

Bangalore: 9379792906 and 9379830631 (managed by ARDSI Bangalore Chapter/ Nightingales Medical Trust)

New Delhi: (011) 29994940,  (011) 64533663 (managed by ARDSI Delhi Chapter)

Hyderabad: (040) 6610 3413 (managed by ARDSI Hyderabad Chapter)

Mumbai: 9029000091 (managed by Silver Innings)

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Elder Helplines:

Some cities also run Elders Helpline/ Senior Citizens’ Helpline, often a cooperation between some NGO working in the area of elder welfare, and the police department. These helplines can be used to report abuse of elders, or assist elders in various ways, as well as get information on legal and other issues that relate to elders. They may also provide information on day care facilities, respite care, home nursing facilities, services that provide attendants and nurses, and old age homes.A major resource is Helpage India, which runs helplines in several cities and has a toll-free number that works across India. See section on Helpage on this page.

Also check the links on our city-wise/ region-wise dementia resource pages for elder helplines of the respective city pages.

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Helplines when distressed/ depressed

Here are some resources (helplines/ email ids) of organizations that provide help to persons who may be depressed/ distressed. Helplines are typically designed to ensure confidential and provide anonymity, but you can confirm this with them before talking.

Please contact a helpline when you feel overwhelmed, and do not postpone this contacting till you are utterly desperate. Also, if you can’t get through to a helpline, please try another helpline or try after some time. Note that helplines sometimes have poorer responses because of problems in funding/ volunteer availability, so please don’t give up!!

The list below is an alphabetically arranged selection of what seem to be more active helplines; however, to emphasize again, you need may need to try multiple options to reach one that works for you. Suggestions and feedback are welcome. Also A larger list of helplines of India is available from Aasra; view it at HELPLINE NUMBERS Opens in new window

Aasra has a 24×7 helpline at 91-9820466726 . Email: Site: (Also see above for their directory of helplines in India)

COOJ Mental Health Foundation, a Goa initiative. Call: +91 832 225 2525, 1 to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. Website: Facebook page Opens in new window. E-counselling email: Also, number for inquiries: 9075391756 .

iCall (TISS) is run by TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences). Call: (022)- 2552-1111, 8 AM to 10 PM, Monday to Saturday. Email: Site: Their Facebook page Opens in new window. A resource to help people find counselors in India along with information on each counselor, created as part of a crowd-sourcing initiative by iCall, can be viewed at iCALL’s crowdsourced list of Mental Health Professionals We Can TrustOpens in new window

Samaritans Helpline (The Samaritan Facebook page Opens in new window) lists its helplines as +91 8422984528/ +91 8422984529/ +91 8422984530, 3 PM to 9 PM, all days. (Numbers effective from March, 2018) Email: .

Sumaitri is a Delhi-based crisis intervention center for depression. Call: 011-2338 9090 (Mon-Fri 2pm to 10pm and Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm. Email: .

Vandrevala Foundation Helpline is a 24 hour helpline. Call: 1860-266-2345, 1800-233-3330. Email: (email response time 48 hours) , Site: .

Others (older data, unable to reconfirm)

Lifeline Foundation is Kolkata based. Responses on their FB page have been slow and delayed and the website listed there is defunct, but you can try and call 033-2463-7437

Saath is Ahmedabad based. Call +91 79 26305544/26300222, 1pm-7pm, all days. Email:
Facebook page Opens in new window

Hitguj (BMC) is Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation initiative. (current state of project not known). Call 022-2413-1212, 24 x 7. Website: .

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Palliative Care resources:

When patients approach end-of-life stages,  caregivers may need to evaluate options and make decisions. Dementia patients do not always benefit from aggressive medical treatment and repeated hospital visits, and the trade-offs are difficult for lay persons to evaluate. A very valuable input at this stage is an understanding of palliative care issues as applicable to dementia. For links that discuss palliative care in the context of dementia, check the palliative care resources on this page.

Palliative care is relatively new in India, and most of the focus has been in cancer/ HIV, and most practitioners may not be experienced in dementia palliation. Some organizations that work in palliative care and also maintain resources/ directories for various states of India are: Indian Institute of Palliative Care Opens in new window, the Thrissur based organizations, Pain & Palliative Care Society, Thrissur Opens in new window (district-wise directories also available at site), and Trivandrum-based Pallium India Opens in new window (or view the Pallium directory Opens in new window). The following may also be useful: Pain and Palliative Care Society, Medical College, Calicut Opens in new window (a WHO-designated “demonstration project”) (Dec 2018 update: site is giving some problems) and the associated Institute of Palliative Medicine Opens in new window

Two useful online directories of palliative care units in India can be viewed at: Directory of Palliative Care Services (Asia Pacific) Opens in new window and Global Directory of Palliative Care Services, Hospices and Organizations Opens in new window (search for Asia, then select India).

Many major hospitals and hospices also have palliative care specialists to help patients suffering from a range of diseases. As mentioned above, when looking for a palliative care specialist, please look for persons with training/ experience of helping persons with dementia.

In addition to the directories available at these sites above, our city-wise/ region-wise pages may include specific links for palliative care in the city.

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Other India-based resources, blogs and communities:

There are also some India-based resources that are predominantly online; these include websites and communities around dementia and/ or caregiving. See our page on online resources for these: : Informational websites on dementia / caregiving.

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Other Resources (Online)

In this Internet age, international online resources and forums on dementia and related care are accessible from anywhere in the world. Family caregivers and other concerned persons in India can use these to learn more about dementia and care, and to read about and share caregiver stories. Click here to get data on International/ online resources: Informational websites on dementia / caregiving.

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For city-specific resources, check this page: City-wise/ region-wise resources.

For International/ online resources, check this page: Informational websites on dementia / caregiving.

For dementia and care related information in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, check the links on this page: Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Information in Indian Languages. Also see our video resources page for links to videos in Indian languages.

Disclaimer: The resources/ links provided here are intended for information and convenience, and are not in any way intended to be an endorsement for the resource. Also, facilities offered keep changing, so please contact the organizations to get up-to-date information.

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Page/ post last updated on: August 2, 2020

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21 thoughts on “Dementia Caregiver Resources across India”

  1. Deccan Chapter of ARDSI has set up an Activity Center for giving respite to care givers. To begin with once a week (Saturdays?) activities have been provided for three hours. This may grow into regular activity if sufficient funds and patronage are available. The idea is to relieve care givers for a brief period.

  2. Alzheimer’s Disease is more prevalent than actually known. I have been a sensitive and devoted caregiver to my AD suffering wife for 6= years and know first hand what it means to live a life of 36 hours a day for years together. (She passed away serenely on 1st July).I know some cases where the families do not like any body know that some one is having AD dementia. They seek treatment without diagnosis and , due to paucity of space, funds and awareness, the patients are more neglected than cared for. I approached the highest offices of my State for any govt initiative but my letters remained even unacknowledged.The same govt is doing a lot for AIDS (glamorous) and Cancer (Drug Companies’ supported) but nothing for AD which is neither and more damaging to the very being of an old person. I share my experiences on Please share.

  3. I think that there is no care centre in north india where u can admit the patient permanently on chargeable basis. Its unimaginable that our society has not started to think about it.

    1. Dear Arun , I fully agree with you. I am searching such kind of Centre in Delhi or NCR but not able to find it for my Mother. being a single family atmosphere at home is getting thick and worst day by day.
      Can anyone help me to guide a good rehabilitation centre for old people suffering frm Alzheimer. 9910898671.
      regards,Vrijender Pawar 9910898671

  4. Efforts should be made 1, To declare Dementia and Alxheimer’s patients as Brain Invalid and get for them all the advantages of Invalids.2, Open AD/dementia consultancy services at all govt and private hospitals having Neurology Deptts.3. Celebrate Alzheimer’s Day with a pomp in every school, town and city,4. Help set up Alzheimer’s Volunteer Groups in all such places where there are more than 100 AD/ Dementia patients in 20-25 sq. kilometers. 5. Aim at having an AD Care cum Training Center at every District Hospital where besides care, nurses for AD are given special training.
    Last but of top priority, conduct an ongoing survey of AD patients in every district of the country.
    Please treat these suggestions seriously. Thanks.

  5. I had been handling my father who happens to be an AD patient since the last 2 -3 years. As the disease has progressed it has become more difficult to handle him. and being a single parent having a daughter it is becoming increasingly difficult to cope with the day to day activities and look after my father. i presume the situation is the same in many households through out the country as we are going through a time when we have become nuclear (family). considering the fact that this 21st century would see more and more patients getting afflicted with this disease it becomes imminent that the government, NGO’s etc come forward and take up measures to help out the families and also the patients with the disease. one of the noble ways would be to open up homes where the patients would be taken care of by professionals. as I have gone through it I know that it is very difficult to give proper support to these patients and in a way I feel injustice is being done to them in keeping them home. the suggestions of Dr B S Rawat could be the beginning.

    1. I lost my Dad 2 months ago! He suffered with Alzheimers & it was super difficult to digest the fact that much help was not given from my side as we are living out of country & Dad living with my Brother’s it was hard for me to insist on one on one help to be provided for him etc. Well I am 100% for providing professional help for such very needy, helpless respectable individuals who after all don’t deserved to have such ending after sacrificing their lives for their Children & the society at large. It’s high time we get equipped & get prepared to provide & face the reality to make it less intense. I would love to get a center exclusively for such patients with professional help started in the near future. All is needed is good man power!!! & can do wonders if like minded people can get together!

  6. How many patients are there in India who are suffering from Alzheimer’s? How many of them are getting treated ? No authentic figures are available. So next recourse is to visit medical stores around practicing neurologists in the town. I did this while buying medicines prescribed by the brain doctors for treating the AD of my wife who succumbed to it, two years ago. I found that in my town of 800, 000 population, there are at least 1,200. And new firms are coming up to supply AD meds. Government is still unawares of the plight of the patients and their families, specially the small ones, having one person who is also the earning member of the family . I launched a Alzheimer’s Support Group, hoping young persons would join in and volunteer to visit such families in neighbour hood, buit respaonse is just 89 in 18 months who liked the idea. None has joined so far .

    1. Please try contacting resources specific to your city. You can see links to some city-wise resources here (the pages also include tips for finding other resources):

      Also, please make sure you evaluate the service provider and the attendant properly. Using paid assistants can be tricky, too, and there are discussions on the website on that topic, too (see: and other pages, like )

  7. My Father died of Alzheimers about 2 years back. I have been trying to get my hands around what I can do for other sufferers of Alzheimers. For a long time, I have been unable even to think clearly about it or speak to my mother about it, because the entire experience was too painful. Finally, this year as time has passed, the pain has numbed and my mother was able to tell me what really helps. She said that there has to be some way of relieving the care givers. Initially, I went to the ARDSI to see if I could help there. However, they all seem to be involved in the informing educating arena. I have also been struggling to find like minded people, and I was delighted to finally reach this website. I can feel Dr BS Rawat’s pain. My plan is, God willing, set up a free care giving service that will provide care to anybody who suffers, regardless of income levels much like the Aravind eye hospital. The financing I intend to initially self finance and then look at raising funds. My plan is to train people from backward regions of Orissa and other states to be care givers. To minimise investment, I do not propose to create any center but provide home care. I also think this could be a good way of generating employment for people. The key of course if giving the right training including psychological profiling to ensure the right people deal with the patients. I have not yet found the right persons who can help put together training. Somehow, I have found Doctors not as empathetic or concerned with care giving.

    I am very keen to hear the inputs of all of you. i would very much like your guidance as to how I can proceed forward.

    1. Dear Masood,

      Thank you for sharing. It is also very inspiring to hear what you want to do. If you are looking for resources to help understand the situation in India or examine general or specific ideas of what you can do, please do see my resource section for volunteers and concerned persons on my personal blog:

      This section, with around 20 pages, has detailed discussions and suggestions about what can be done, and includes some discussion on training caregivers, too. Perhaps some of the input may be relevant for what you hope to do. It There are also some organizations that try to do similar training of caregivers, and perhaps you can connect with them to get more data and insight about what can be done. I wish you the very best for your intentions. My contact information is available on my blog in case you wish to connect with me.

      Swapna Kishore
      Dementia Care Notes

      1. Dear Swapna,

        Thank you for your response. I went through the presentation you put up on slideshare. It was very well done.

        I will contact you separately on your email id.



  8. Its heart wrenching to hear about all of yours pain.I am going through the same as my father is suffering from Alzheimer’s from last 2 to 3 years.I feel very helpless as not being able to do more about it.There is very little awareness regarding the same in orissa.We are finding it tough to get even good medical support regarding the same.Presently am very worried about my mother as she being the primary care giver is suffering the most.Mr Massod are you planning to set up some centers in Orissa.Is there any good Doc who handles dementia cases.

  9. To all my fellow friends looking after their parents or spouse,
    My dad 85 is in a state of dementia. I am the sole person to look after my father. My father lives 23 kms away from my house in Delhi . He goes changing doc buses and reaches my house everyday. In spite of requesting him to live with me. Sometimes he forgets the mobile and at other times forgets whether to press green or red button to pick the call.
    I have other grave situations at my family home . Can someone advice on residential care in Delhi.
    I am willing to contribute actively to initiate some appropriate residential care in Delhi.
    I have been to ARDSI Tughlakabad and Faridabad. I am not happy with either.
    Suggestion , can the few of us take a residence , flat on rent and start looking after 5-6 patients.

    1. I suggest you cross-post this on our page for Delhi resources, and also consider getting in touch with some in-person support groups and some online support groups/ forums to get in touch with other families who may be able to give practical suggestions or join hands with you. The Delhi page may given you pointers of possible support groups in Delhi. The page is here:

      I am also emailing you some more information/ suggestions.

  10. My mother has been suffering from Familial Alzheimer’s since 2012 and now she is only 52 years old. She’s under medicinal treatment but with almost no hope for better. Her early onset of Alzheimer’s has not only shattered her life completely but also giving us a devastating experience to me and my father on a daily basis. She cannot recognize me or my father. Since I stay away from home for work, it is my father who has been taking care of her in every way. We stay upset all the time and seems to have lost the charm of our lives. I am eagerly waiting for any kind of scientific inventions or medications that could reverse the process. I am also looking for any kind of support institution for Alzheimer’s patients. It is absolutely shattering to see my mother slowly deteriorating to the worst. If anyone acquires any kind of information regarding this, please inform me. I would be highly obliged!

    1. So sorry to hear about this, and thanks for sharing. Watching a loved one deteriorate with dementia is very heartbreaking, more so for early onset. I hope you have been able to get in touch with at least some dementia support organizations to be able to get advice as well as connect with other families going through this. Some are listed above, and you can also check our city/ region wise resource pages to see if you find something suitable; see: and also contact reputed hospitals to see if they can guide you.

    1. If you are looking for a place where the person needs medical attention for some illness, that should be possible in any large and good hospital. But if you are looking for a place to keep the person when the person does not have any acute medical problem, you need a respite care suitable for dementia. WE have no listing of such a place – please ask reputed local assisted living places or ask specialists in your city. Also, check Lucknow-related info on this page:

      If you find something suitable, please share back here so that others can also benefit from the information. Best of luck!

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