Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Marathi

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Videos in Marathi (YouTube).

A discussion on dementia and care in Marathi, Smrutibramsha Ek Samsya Va Upay – स्मृतीभ्रंष एक समस्या आणि उपाय can be viewed using the player below: . You can also view this Marathi presentation on YouTube Opens in new window.

A short video, which has some slides on dementia in English and Marathi, can be viewed using the player below. You can also view the English/ Marathi presentation directly on YouTube Opens in new window.

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Marathi books on dementia and geriatric care.

Dementia डिमेन्शिया: डिमेन्शिया रुग्णनांच्या कुटुंबियांसाठी माहिती पुस्तिका (Dr. Dhananjay Chavan): This 155-page modestly priced paperback covers dementia and related care topics in reasonable detail in a way very useful to caregivers to understand the situation as well as cope with it. The book includes several examples/ case studies to supplement the explanations. Topics cover ageing, dementia (and how it differs from ageing), types of dementia, stages of dementia, various care topics like communication, helping with ADLs, exercise, activities, coping with various types of difficult behaviours, maintaining dignity while helping, quality of life, caregiver stress, self-care, etc., and also medical problems such as delirium and UTIs, and concerns like elder abuse. Also, many other topics that can help. Highly recommended. Available at Opens in new windowO.

Jyesthanchi Kalji ani Sewa ज्येष्ठांची काळजी आणि सेवा (Ed. Dr. Nigavekar, Dr. Kadam, Dr. Gokhale): This book addresses various topics of geriatric care and also has several helpful sketches to show how to do some important care activities. It also includes explanations of the ageing process and related challenges, including a description of dementia, its symptoms, stages, etc.Available through ILC, Pune. See their pagehere Opens in new window.

Kaaḷjivaahaka mhaṇoona ghaḍataannaa, काळजीवाहक म्हणून घडतांना (Mangala Joglekar): This book for caregivers in Marathi, contains 45 articles (each around3 to 4 pages) that provide information useful to caregivers. The book is structured into 6 sections, including sections on patient care, dealing with dementia behaviors, and explanations about dementia, its symptoms and stages etc. The book also discusses geriatric care, the process of ageing and its challenges. Sketches are included to show various care activities. Though the book is written around dementia caregiving, it may be useful to all caregivers. It includes sketches to show care activities. The book’s forwards are by Dr. Watve, a well-known Psychiatrist in Pune and by Dr. Tirthali who is both a caregiver and Vice President of the Parkinson’s Support Group. Available through K Joshi & Co., 1745/2 Sadashiv Peth, Near Bhikardas Maruti Temple, Sadashiv Peth, Pune 411030, Email: .

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From various dementia organizations in Maharashtra: Online content in Marathi. Helplines and in-person support in Marathi.

There are several organizations working in the dementia domain in Maharashtra, including specialist departments in reputed hospitals and services and support groups.

Online Marathi content can be seen on the site of the Alzheimer Support Group, Pune. This includes articles by caregivers Opens in new window and articles by social worker, Mangala Joglekar Opens in new window(डिमेंशिया विषयी थोडेसे, डिमेंशिया आणि रुग्णाची काळजी घेण्याचे तंत्र, डिमेंशिया रुग्णाची काळजी घेणे – एक सतीचे वाण). The Facebook page of Alzheimer Support Group, Pune also has Marathi articles on dementia.

Helplines and in-person support in Marathi can be obtained from entities working in Maharashtra. Some may even have printed booklets. These include the ARDSI Mumbai Chapter and Silver Innings. See our page here for contact information, addresses, and other details for such organizations and helplines: Resources for dementia care: Mumbai and Resources for dementia care: Pune.

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There are some critically-acclaimed Marathi movies that depicted dementia. These are:अस्तु! (Astu – So Be It), धूसर (Dhoosar) and Smile Please. Some information on these can be seen at: Indian movies depicting dementia.

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