Resources for dementia care: Assam (Guwahati), Manipur (Imphal)

This page contains information specific for dementia care in North-East India, currently on Assam (Guwahati) and Manipur (Imphal). It has been created for the convenience of caregivers of patients of Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. [read disclaimer]

Facilities for patients of Alzheimer’s/ other dementias
Facility Address and other details
ARDSI Guwahati Chapter
(Guwahati Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)

ARDSI – Guwahati Chapter
c/r Dr. Ajaya Mahanta
House No – 5, Nandan Path
Rukmini Nagar
Guwahati 781006, Assam

Tel: +91 94350 48090/ 98642 00518

E-mail: info@ardsiguwahati.com, goswami.prashanta@yahoo.co.in

Website: http://www.ardsiguwahati.com

The Guwahati team has been active for some time, spreading awareness in various public forums such as senior citizen forums and areas near Guwahati, including sessions in local languages. Programs have included awareness talks and programs at Dispur Hospital and street plays (Bator Naat) at Gauhati Medical College in association with students from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati. The ARDSI Guwahati team has also been gathering data for an epidemiological study on dementia prevalence in the area.

In November 2013, the ARDSI Guwahati chapter hosted ARDSICON 2013, the XVIII National Conference of the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India. The conference program can be viewed by visiting the website link given above.

ARDSI Manipur Chapter
(Manipur Chapter of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India)

ARDSI – Manipur Chapter
Room No.146, Mass Building, Assembly Road,
Imphal – 795 001,
MANIPUR

H. Sanamatum Singh, General Secretary
Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India Manipur Chapter
Bharat Sevak Samaj
North East Regional Branch
Assembly Road, Imphal-795001
Mobile no: 09856377484

Tel: +91 897 402 4889

E-mail (try all): imphal@ardsi.org, ardsiimphal@gmail.com and imphal@alzheimer.org.in bssmanipur@gmail.com

Some news items when inaugurated: One day dementia awareness program held at Kontha Khabam Hall and World Alzheimer’s Day 2011 observed

Dementia awareness activity in Imphal

Here are some recent links related to dementia programs held in September 2013. These may help identify possible experts/ organizations that are concerned or knowledgeable about dementia, such as experts in JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital) and in Department of Psychiatry, RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences): Alzheimer’s Month observed, Alzheimer’s month Interaction programme held, Healthy India programme and Alzheimer’s Day

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Helplines and other resources for elders

For Guwahati, the Helpage India senior citizen helpline is the tollfree number 1800 345 1253

The Assam police website is at: http://www.assampolice.gov.in/index.php

No information is available on any senior citizen helpline for Manipur (the police website is here, for your reference: http://manipurpolice.org/welcome.html )

Facility Address and other details
Helpage India, Guwahati Contact Person: Mr. Nilondra Tanya
Address: H/N.42, Anandanagar Sixmile
Guwahati-781022, Assam
Tel. No.: +91 0361 233 8330
Email:guwahati@helpageindia.org
Senior Citizen Associations

Assam has senior citizen associations such as Assam Senior Citizen Association and Guwahati Senior Citizen Association.

While authoritative details are not available, the Guwahati Senior Citizens Association website seems to have web presence here and here. The following newspaper reports may also give more information on relevant associations/ support in Assam: here, here, here.

Manipur has a “Senior Citizen’s for Society Manipur” (SCSM) association. The following news articles on SCSM may be used to get information on its activities and the names of office bearers: article 1, article 2, article 3.

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General tips for locating relevant resources:
  • A list of local services can usually be obtained by surfing the Internet using keywords and the name of the city, such as “home nursing Guwahati”, “home nursing Manipur”, “dementia care Imphal”, “dementia care Assam”, “old age homes Imphal.”
  • Combine your search string with various versions of the city name in searches, or using different city names, such as using “Gauhati” and “Guwahati”
  • The larger hospitals of the city will usually have memory clinics to help the initial diagnosis of a patient. Search for “memory clinic Imphal” and other such phrases.
  • The reception/ nurses at local hospitals often know about agencies that supply attendants/ nurses for home care.
  • Many large path lab services also provide home pickup of blood samples.
  • Many neighborhood path labs and small clinics are able to send nurses home for some minor procedures, like IV. Some even have contacts of doctors who may be willing to make home visits (you must satisfy yourself about the quality and reliability)

Also note, contact numbers and addresses keep changing. If you have an old number/ name of hospital/ doctor, etc., you can try to get the latest correct number/ address using local telephone inquiry/ assistance services or services like Justdial (0888-888-8888) and Askme (0444-444-4444).

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Please contact the resources listed above if you are looking for dementia/ care support in Assam and Manipur. If you are looking for resources in other Indian cities/ regions, or across India, check out these links:

Other useful links:

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This page was last updated in April 2014 with whatever information was available and seemed relevant. However, we make no claims that the contents of this page are either accurate or complete, or that the persons/ organizations listed are reliable in any way, or that they are suitable for you (no fitment for purpose is intended or implied). The data is provided merely for information and convenience, and not in any way intended to be an endorsement for any person/ organization/ service/ resource. Also, services offered keep changing, so please contact the organisations to get up-to-date information.

Please note that Dementia Care Notes does NOT provide any services or any medical consultation.

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