Alzheimer’s and dementia

These resources support caregivers through counselling and other interventions and initiatives; please share your experiences, contact us and help build the resource list.

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 programs – 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.

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/

The website ‘Notes for Dementia Caregivers is a virtual space set up by caregiver Swapna Kishore, experienced in caregiving for persons with dementia. The site offers well-researched and simply presented content ranging from education and awareness building, through resources and downloads to sharing the experiences and perceptions of people who have engaged with caregivers or caregiving.
Email: dementiacarenotes@gmail.com
Website: http://dementiacarenotes.in