Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Bengali

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From Alzheimer’s Association of Bangladesh: full-fledged website and caregiver guide in Bengali

The Alzheimer’s Association of Bangladesh website Opens in new window is a comprehensive online resource for dementia/ care information in Bengali. (The site was earlier at, moved to new web address in April 2019)

This website has several pages in Bengali that explain dementia and related caregiving. Topics covered include:

Alzheimer’s Association of Bangladesh also has a Bengali caregiver help guide (PDF file) prepared with the help of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and released in Sept 2016. This guide is available with their permission on our site, here: Dementia Poricharjakarir Sohaika (Help for Caregivers) (PDF file) . (You can also view it in the player below)

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From ARDSI Kolkata Chapter: Bengali books. Also, helpline and in-person support.

The Calcutta chapter of ARDSI (Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India) has two audio clips in Bengali, available from its home page at Opens in new window. One is on What is dementia (ডিমেনশিয়া কি ) (1:43 minutes) and one on dementia care tips (14:22 minutes).

It has also published a book in Bengali.

cover of Dementia Paricharyya
Dementia Paricharyya ডিমেনশিয়ায় পরিচর্যা (Ed. Nilanjana Maulik): This slender, modestly-priced Bengali book explains day-to-day dementia care to caregivers. Topics covered include description of dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, comparison of dementia with aging, how to interact with someone who has dementia, explanations and tips for several topics like communication, bathing and cleaning, various daily activities, healthy living, and also problems like depression, hallucinations and delusions. Coverage is good. The book does not have any illustrations. Available through the ARDSI Kolkata chapter. See their pageOpens in new window.

cover of Dementia Paricharyya
Dementia Paricharyya (Part 2) ডিমেনশিয়ায় পরিচর্যা (দ্বিতীয় ভাগ)( (Ed. Nilanjana Maulik): This is part 2 of the caregiver manual from ARDSI Kolkata. It expands on topics like communication, general/personal care, behaviour, pain management, falls, wandering, home safety, emergency preparedness, outings, medication management, abuse & neglect, hospital stay, and end of life care. Available through the ARDSI Kolkata chapter.See their pageOpens in new window.

The Chapter may also be having printed booklets on dementia/ care in Bengali.

ARDSI Kolkata is an active chapter working to support families with dementia. They have a helpline, and provide information, support, and counselling in Bengali. Contact them using their Dementia Helpline at 08232014540 Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or email them at More details on them are available at: Resources for dementia care: Kolkata (West Bengal)

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From Old age/ Mental Health Portals from India: short introductions for dementia/ Alzheimer’s Disease

Old Age Solutions is a portal with information and resources for the elderly (from the Govt. of India and AIIMS). It used to have a Bengali version, but this has been discontinued in 2018.

White Swan Foundation, a website on mental health, has a Bengali section. This includes pages on dementia and Alzheimer’s Dementia ডিমেনশিয়া Opens in new window, Alzheimer’s Disease অ্যালঝাইমার্‌স ডিসিস্‌ Opens in new window, and Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease অ্যালঝাইমার্‌স ডিসিস্‌ বলতে কী বোঝায়? Opens in new window.

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From other Alzheimer’s Associations worldwide: short introductions for dementia/ Alzheimer’s Disease

Some other countries that have Bengali-speaking residents have also published dementia/ Alzheimer’s and care information in Bengali to help the residents understand about dementia and care, and so that these residents know about the resources/ services these countries have to help families coping with dementia (Note that the resource information in these booklets is specific to the country that published the booklet).

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Videos in Bengali (Youtube)

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Some dementia organizations in the UK have created videos dubbed in various Indian languages to help their South Asian resident understand dementia and its symptoms. These are basic, useful videos. However, the services and support they mention refer to the UK—for India, you will need to locate suitable resources here.

Or view them as a playlist below:

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Also see: Other possible sources for Bengali information

Information on some organizations working in Kolkata is provided at our page here: Resources for dementia care: Kolkata (West Bengal) Some of these may be able to provide more support/ information in Bengali.

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Page/ post last updated on: August 2, 2020