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08 Jul 2022

Although not directed specifically towards unpaid carers, there are several training and education programmes conducted by the ARDSI focused on old age/geriatric care (Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), 2010). These are described in Table 1.

Table 1 provides an overview of ARDSI Training and Education Programmes.

ARDSI Training and Education Programmes
 Programmes Duration Description
ARDSI School of Geriatric Care  – Established in 1993 in Kerala, this school provides several training and education programmes with specific focus on dementia care.
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Geriatric Care 1 year Focuses on managerial/supervisory services to provide institutions with inputs on various areas within the field of geriatrics such as counselling, research, management, policy and planning.
Training NGO Functionaries:


1) Certificate Course


2)Geriatric Counselling Training

1 month


5 days

This training is relevant for institutions like day care centres, residential facilities, or other dementia specific care centres.

Source: (ARDSI, 2010)


Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India. (2010). THE DEMENTIA INDIA REPORT 2010: Prevalence, impact, cost and services for dementia. New Dehli. Retrieved from https://ardsi.org/pdf/annual%20report.pdf