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.

(More videos may be added)

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Marathi books on dementia and geriatric care

cover of Dementia Marathi book
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

cover of  Jyesthanchi Kalji ani Sewa
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.

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Old age/ Mental Health Portals from India that include Marathi Information

Old Age Solutions, a portal with information and resources for the elderly (from the Govt. of India and AIIMS), used to have a Marathi section. This section has been discontinued.

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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) and धूसर (Dhoosar). Some information on these can be seen at: Indian movies depicting dementia: Astu and Indian movies depicting dementia: Awaited movies (Dhoosar).

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