This page contains resources specific for dementia care in Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore and Kolar 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.
- Helplines and major information sources for elders.
- Dementia-related material in various Indian languages.
- General tips for locating relevant resources in a city.
Dementia helpline: ARDSI Bangalore chapter/ Nightingales Medical Trust had two helplines: 9379792906 and 9379830631, operating 9 am to 9 pm, with languages: Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, English, and Malayalam.(data reconfirmed in April 2015).
|Facility||Address and other details|
|ARDSI Bangalore Chapter (Bangalore chapter of ARDSI, promoted by Nightingales Medical Trust)||
Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Bangalore Chapter
(Projects of Nightingales Medical Trust)::
Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer’s (NCAA),
Nightingales Dementia Care
(Data reconfirmed Nov 2014)
Admin manager: Ms. Chitra Kamat: 91-9243727215
Offers services for elders and dementia patients, including day care, respite care, acute assessments, memory clinics, counselling, etc. The facility is in heavy demand and has been expanding its capacity to the extent possible. It accommodates 86 residents and has a waiting list. (rechecked March 2015)
Nightingales Dementia Care,
Offers services like day care and counselling.
Emails: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (you can also contact NCAA)
Nightingales Medical Trust also has training programs and other initiatives to support dementia awareness and caregiver support. See announcement of training program and a newspaper interview. For other activities, such as a 60km awareness walk in September 2013 from Kolar to Bangalore, see reports at these links: article 1, article 2, and article 3.
(Data reconfirmed Nov 2014)
(Joint project of Nightingales Medical Trust, Banglore and ETCM Hospital, Kolar)::
ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre,
(Data reconfirmed Nov 2014)
NMT and ETCM Kolar manage a 35 bed residential facility at Kolar at the ETCM hospital premises (approx 70 km from Bangalore). The facility was formally inaugurated on May 27, 2014; read a newspaper report on the inauguration in Times of India.
The ETCM facility is located in the premises of the ETCM hospital and avails of the hospital services when needed. It is managed by NMT, Bangalore, which uses technology and telemedicine to provide quality, economical respite care services. The centre offers short-term and long-term stay institutional care services for seniors with varying degrees of illness and dependence, including seniors affected with dementia. The centre accommodates the seniors in large shared rooms. (Details as per site visit in August 2014)
For details, pricing, and possibility of admission, please contact Nightingales Medical Trust at 9986510443/ 9035025443 or email at email@example.com.
Address: Ellen Thoburn Cowen Memorial (ETCM) Hospital, Bangarpet Road, Kolar
A well-equipped, reputed, top-notch hospital for neurology, for diagnosis, treatment, and counselling. NIMHANS is staffed with several reputed, award-winning doctors of international renown. Conducts weekly memory clinic and support group meeting on dementia. Has India’s only”brain bank.”
|NIMHANS, Hosur Road
Bangalore – 560029, India
Phone: 91-080-26995001/5002, 26564140, 26561811, 26565822
Information on the weekly geriatric clinic:
|ARDSI Mysore Chapter||
Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Mysore Chapter
The ARDSI Mysore Chapter co-chairman is Dr. Hanumanthachar Joshi, Principal of Sarada Vilas College of Pharmacy.
The chapter is currently located at:
In September 2013, the ARDSI Mysore Chapter organized a walk as part of its dementia awareness drive on World Alzheimer’s Day. Read the report here.
|Dementia resources in Mangalore||
According to newspaper reports available (Readwhere.com report and Mangalorean.com report, Mangalore has a Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association, headed by Jerardin D’Souza. The news article also states that there is a day care centre for ageing persons, including persons with dementia, available at KMC hospital Attavar, called KMC Nava Chaitanya Day Care Centre. One contact mentioned in the report is Chaitanya Director and Professor of Medicine, Dr. Prabha Adhikari. There is a memory clinic supported by TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology. A support group is also envisaged and may be operational by now (Read the newspaper report from Hindu.com).
TView the association’s Facebook page , which gives the contact details as under:
Windsor Manor, Highlands, Mangalore 575 002
The articles also mention several Mangalore-based experts working in this area.
Interested caregivers can contact the Association/ day care centre/ other mentioned experts to check out what is available currently and how suitable they consider it for their needs.
Please share any information/ feedback you have on this reported facility using the comments below or by contacting us, so that we can improve the data provided on it here.
|Pain/ Palliative Care||
Palliative care is also available in hospitals/ organizations working in cancer, such as HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology and Karunashraya and organizations working with HIV/ AIDS, such as Samraksha (they have Asha Jyoti, a Rural Continuum of Care) and Snehadaan. Another hospital mentioned in available resources is Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences (wiki page here, but website may not be working).
When getting palliative care, please remain alert that the doctors advising you are familiar with applying palliative care for dementia.
|Others||View a list of some other resources in Bangalore (many names/ phone numbers may be outdated)|
|Other resources/ tips for home care/ trained attendants/ caregiver support||The resources listed above may be able to provide home care/ attendants trained for dementia, or they may point you to other resources.
The sections below (resources for elders and general tips) may also be useful. Also, please check the comments left by various site visitors, as some of these may point to organizations that other caregivers have used. Please satisfy yourself about any service/ facility before using it.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get attendants trained for dementia. You may need to use general attendants and train them on dementia yourself or with the help of volunteers. Our page here, Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care, discusses this topic in detail. You may also find our Caregiving Essential Toolkit useful
Elders Helpline: 1090 (toll-free)/ 080-22943226, run by Nightingales Medical Trust (contact given above) and Bangalore City Police.
Helpage helpline: 1800 180 1253 (tollfree number)
Dignity helpline: (080) 4151 1307, run by Dignity Foundation, working days, working hours only (Contact Dignity Bangalore, contact given below, if you are unable to get through to the helpline)
|Facility||Address and other details|
|Helpage India, Bangalore Branch Office||Address: 113, Royal Corner|
|Elders Helpline 1090/ 080-22943226 (with Bangalore Police)
Helps elders with distress calls, family disputes, rehab and counselling, tracing missing elders, etc. Also provides list of old age homes and agencies that supply attendants and nurses.
|Ground Floor, No. 1, Infantry Road,|
|Nightingales Medical Trust
Offers support for seniors through initiatives like multiple elders enrichment centres across Bangalore, jobs 60+, senior citizen cards, etc.
|#8P6, 3rd-A Cross, East of NGEF Layout,
Kasturinagar (Next to BWSSB Water Tank), Banaswadi,
Bangalore – 560043
080 – 42426565
Nightingales Medical Trust offers several services for senior citizens, such as support for seniors through initiatives like multiple elders enrichment centres across Bangalore, jobs 60+, senior citizen cards, etc. It also manages dementia day care and respite care facilities in Bangalore and Kolar (for example, NCAA ) and promotes the ARDSI Bangalore Chapter (see above, under the dementia services section). However, it has divested from one of its services, Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS), and NHHS is now a unit of Medwell Ventures (see entry below for NHHS).
The Nightingales website describes their various current projects and future plans: nightingaleseldercare.com
|Nightingales Home Health Services (a unit of Medwell Ventures now, and formerly part of Nightingales Medical Trust)
For home nursing, home medical services, and some specialized services
|Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS) was started several years ago and was part of the work done by Nightingales Medical Trust. NHHS provided a variety of home health care support. In April 2014, Nightingales Medical Trust divested from it, and Nightingales Home Health Services (NHHS) is now a part of Nightingales Wellness Pvt. Ltd, a unit of Medwell Ventures. Please note that Nightingales Medical Trust continues to operate various other services and facilities in the senior citizen domain and in dementia care (see above).
According to their announcement, Medwell plans to continue the work being done in NHHS and add a specialty-based approach to home health care. Please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org for details of what they currently offer and what they plan to do. The Medwell website is at http://medwellventures.com/. The earlier website of NHHS, www.nightingalebangalore.com, now redirects visitors to the new website at http://nightingales.in/
Contact phone numbers: (toll-free) 1800 103 4530
NHHS has offices at Indiranagar and at the older RT Nagar.
The Main office at Indiranagar:
2989/1A 12th Main, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560008
Phones: (toll-free) 1800 103 4530, 080-4530 0300
The RT Nagar office:
#337, 2nd Cross, 1st Block, R T Nagar, Bangalore 560032
Phones: 080-23548444, 23548555, 23548666
|Dignity Foundation, Bengaluru||(Update on Sept 19, 2014: Dignity Bengaluru is currently relocating and response time to emails may be poor: call Sandhya on her mobile if you need help/ information)
Dignity Foundation- Bangalore Chapter
Door No. 33/30-1(Ground floor)
“Rathna Nivas”, 4th Cross
K.V. Layout, 4th block
East Jayanagar, Near Usha Apartment
Contact person: Sandhya. S.N, mobile number: 9880117646
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph: (080) 4151 1307, 4166 1122 (these landline numbers may change because of the relocation)
(The earlier address –383, 33rd Cross, 17th Main, Jayanagar 4th T Block — is no longer being used)
|Other sources for information on attendants, old age homes, etc.||
One upcoming resource is Portea which provides services and support for home care in multiple Indian cities, and is based in Bangalore. (see comment below from one caregiver). Visit their site/ contact them for details, and evaluate suitability and reliability as per your needs.
Red Cross, Kottayam (Kerala) also provides 24-hour attendants for many cities in South India, and may help for Bangalore. Contact: Indian Red Cross Society, Kottayam District Branch, Red Cross Tower, Nagambadom, Kottayam- 686001, Ph: 0481-2300238, 0481-2560238
A possible list of resources (may be outdated) is available on this site
A possible list of old age homes in Bangalore (may be outdated) is available under Senior Citizen Essentials link on this site.
Click here to locate our full list of resources with dementia and caregiving information in various Indian languages (currently, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu): Dementia Information in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
- 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 Bangalore", "dementia care Bangalore", "old age homes Bangalore."
- Combine your search string with various versions of the city name in searches, such as Bangalore, Bengaluru, Bengalooru. So, a search could be "old age homes Bangalore" or "dementia Bengaluru"
- The larger hospitals of the city will usually have memory clinics to help the initial diagnosis of a patient. Search for "memory clinic Bangalore" and other such phrases.
- Updates/ fresh data on dementia support facillities/ services may also be avaailble from the National Dementia Helpline ( 04842808088 (Mon-Sat 10 AM-4 PM). E-mail: email@example.com) or other helplines handled by the ARDSI National Office (09846198471,09846198786, 09846198473)
- 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).
Please contact the resources listed above if you are looking for dementia/ care support in Bangalore, Mysore, Kolar. If you are looking for resources in other Indian cities/ regions, or across India, check out these links:
- City-wise/ region-wise dementia resources: City-wise resources
- Resources/ organizations working in dementia/ elder care across multiple Indian cities: Resources across India
Other useful links:
- Quick access to essential caregiving tips: Caregiving Essential Toolkit
- Discussion on trained attendants for home care of patients : Using Trained Attendants for Dementia Home Care
Disclaimer: This page was last updated in June, 2015 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.