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 is a comprehensive online resource for dementia/ care information in Bengali.

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). (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 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 page.


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 page.

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 ardsikolkata@yahoo.co.in. 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 has a Bengali version ; this includes a page on cognitive impairment and dementia সংজ্ঞাহানী ও ডিমেন্সিয়া .

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

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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.

  • (From Alzheimer’s Society, UK): A small 3.5 minute introduction on dementia and its symptoms (dubbed in Bengali): Bengali – Introduction to dementia from Atiq Hassan, Dementia Adviser. View it here.
  • (From Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust , UK) “Living Well with Dementia – Bengali version” is a longer video of 33:05 minutes with the voices dubbed in Bengali (subtitles are English). It describes dementia and its symptoms and its impact on families and how to cope. Includes personal stories. View: Living Well with Dementia – Bengali version.
  • (From Alzheimer’s Society, UK): Two personal story videos, dubbed in Bengali, each around 3.5 to 4 minutes long: Bengali – Prabhakant and Kanta Patel – dementia and Bengali – Stan and Denise Lintern – dementia.
  • (From Alzheimer’s Society, UK): “A Dementia Guide” is a dubbed and subtitled long video intended for persons recently diagnosed with dementia and in relatively early stages of dementia. It helps them understand the diagnosis and plan for their future. It includes information on support, resources and services available in the UK. Has several personal stories. Some information may be useful for family caregivers living in India. View: Bengali/ Sylheti version of A Dementia Guide.

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: March 9, 2017