Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Kannada

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From NIMHANS/ ARDSI: Kannada report on dementia in India

The Executive Summary of the Dementia India Report 2010 is available in Kannada. It was released by NIMHANS, Bangalore, in 2011, and is available on Dementia Care Notes with their permission. This Kannada translation includes explanations, figures and tables that give basic information on what dementia is, the various types of dementia, the symptoms, risk factors, etc. The document also includes information on what care involves, challenges faced by caregivers, and the status of support in India.

Some selected excerpts from the report are given as a slideshow below (use the arrows to see “What is dementia”, “Impact of dementia on person, family, and society”, “Risk factors for dementia”, and “Types of dementia”.

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View/ download the report here: Kannada version of the Executive Summary of the Dementia India Report 2010, PDF file (1.18 MB) or view it in the viewer below.

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From Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association (MAA): Several online videos in Kannada. A book. Also, other support.

The Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association (MAA) works actively in providing information and support in Kannada. They also have several Kannada videos on dementia available on Youtube. Here is one such video: ALZHEIMER’S TALK in KANNADA (Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association) .

Many more videos can be seen at their Youtube channel .

The Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association (MAA) also published a book on dementia care in September 2016. Contact them to find out if copies are still available, and how you can get a copy. You can email them at jardinedsouza@gmail.com or call 098 440 74759. More contact information and some other details are available on our page: Resources for dementia care: Bangalore (Bengaluru), Mysore (Mysuru), Mangalore, Kolar

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From ARDSI Bangalore: Helplines and in-person support in Kannada.

The Bangalore chapter of ARDSI (Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders of India), and its promoting entity, Nightingales Medical Trust, provide dementia information and counselling in Kannada. They may be able to give you printed booklets. The helplines are 9379792906 and 9379830631, operating 9 am to 9 pm on working days. The email is dementiabangalore@gmail.com You can get more contact details and other information of ARDSI Bangalore Chapter and of Nightingales Medical Trust on our page here: Resources for dementia care: Bangalore (Bengaluru), Mysore (Mysuru), Mangalore, Kolar

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From ARDSI Mysore: Helpline and in-person support in Kannada.

The Mysore chapter of ARDSI (Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders of India) provides dementia information and counselling in Kannada. They may be able to give you printed booklets. You can contact them at (0821) 2488612 and 09663373701, or email ardsimysore@gmail.com More information and contact details of this chapter can be seen on our page here: Resources for dementia care: Bangalore (Bengaluru), Mysore (Mysuru), Mangalore, Kolar

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

White Swan Foundation, a website on mental health, has a Kannada section. This includes pages on dementia and Alzheimer’s, such as Dementia ಡಿಮೆನ್ಶಿಯ , Alzheimer’s Disease ಆಲ್ಜೈಮರ್ಸ್‌ ಖಾಯಿಲೆ , and Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease ಆಲ್ಜೈಮರ್ಸ್‌ ಖಾಯಿಲೆಯನ್ನು ಅರಿಯುವುದು .

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Other videos in Kannada(Youtube)

(This section is under construction. Also, see above under Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association for several videos)

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Also see: Other possible sources for Kannada information

Information on some organizations working in Karnataka is provided at our page here: Resources for dementia care: Bangalore (Bengaluru), Mysore (Mysuru), Mangalore, Kolar. Some of these may be able to provide more support/ information in Kannada.

Of special note here is the National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), a premier world-class institution working with the public.

Additional: One well-known and critically-acclaimed Kannada movie that depicted dementia is Godhi Banna Sadharane Mykattu (ಗೋಧಿ ಬಣ್ಣ ಸಾಧಾರಣ ಮೈಕಟ್ಟು) . Read about the movie and its depiction, and how it can be used to understand dementia and what are its limitations as a source of dementia/ care information: Indian movies depicting dementia: Godhi Banna Sadharane Mykattu

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Page/ post last updated on: March 9, 2017