Alzheimer’s and dementia

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NEW! Click here to link to a Dementia Care informational website in Hindi.

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) – With an All-India network, a 24 hour helpline, ARDSI is in the field of improving care, understanding and the quality of life of persons with dementia. ARDSI has multiple support and intervention programs which have included a comprehensive dementia care centre in Cochin and respite and day care at Kottapay, near Guruvayur.  They work with caregivers and have created forums for caregiver counselling, experience sharing and support groups. The website is detailed and informative.

ARDSI National Administrative Office:
Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India
Guruvayur Road, P.B.No. 53 Kunnamkulam – 680 503, Kerala
http://alzheimer.org.in/

BANGALORE

Nightingales Medical Trust is a non-profit based in Bangalore working on issues of aging, elder care and alzheimer’s and dementia. In April 2010 they launched a 70-bed facility – Nightingale’s Center for Ageing and Alzheimer’s, located in Kasturi Nagar. The multiple services at the centre include among other things, a memory clinic, long term, respite and day care options, fitness and rehabilitation intervention, research and importantly training Caregivers to persons with dementia over a 3 day course run in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Australia, WA. The course for caregivers offers both theoretical as well as hands-on training.

NMT has been working since 1996 in the field of elder care. They have a helpline service for elders from 8am to 7pm all days of the week, a joint venture of Bangalore police and NMT. The helpline receives an average of 40 calls a day. NMT also conducts certificate courses in geriatric care. The NMT website gives detailed information on all their programs and interventions.
Contact no. of the NCAA +91-80-65356535
NIGHTINGALES MEDICAL TRUST
337, 2nd Cross, 1st Block, R T Nagar, Bangalore – 560 032
Phone: +91-80-23548444 / +91-80-2354-8555
Fax: +91 80 2354 8999
Email: nightingales@vsnl.net
website: http://www.nightingaleseldercare.com/

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