DESK REVIEWS | 07.01.06. Are there dedicated services supporting people with dementia after a diagnostic of dementia?

DESK REVIEW | 07.01.06. Are there dedicated services supporting people with dementia after a diagnostic of dementia?

No, there is no such service specifically dedicated to dementia. However, any person can have access to mental health care if they need.

There are limited dedicated dementia day-care centres, respite care, and long-term care homes across the country situated mainly in urban locations or metropolitan cities. In 2010, there were about 6 residential care facilities, 10 day-care centres with medical attention and supervision, 6 domiciliary care services providing care at home, 100 memory clinics and 10 dementia help-lines across India (Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), 2010). The numbers are gradually increasing due to an increase in awareness and greater need for dementia services (Kishore, 2019a).

Table 7.2 Dementia day-care centres in India

Serial No. City Specification Number of day cares
1 Bangalore Three day-care/active ageing centres managed by the Nightingales Medical Trust/ ARDSI Bangalore Chapter 3
2 Chennai Dignity Day Care by Dignity Chennai, and Day care of DEMCARES (SCARF) 3
3 Delhi/ NCR Managed by ARDSI Delhi Chapter 1
4 Guwahati Managed by ARDSI Guwahati Chapter 1
5 Hyderabad Dementia Activity Centre by ARDSI Hyderabad-Deccan, AND Red-Cross – Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care Centre 2
6 Kochi ARDSI Comprehensive Dementia Day Care Centre by ARDSI Kochi Chapter 1
7 Kolkata Smriti Sudhay by ARDSI Kolkata Chapter 1
8 Mumbai Smriti Vishvam by ARDSI Mumbai Chapter, Aarambh by Aaji Care 4
9 Pune Rainbow Day Care, Sanctus Rehabilitation Care Foundation (SRCF), Ananddham, JyesthaNagrikVirangula Kendra 4
10  Patna Day Care Centre by Helpage 1
11  Thrissur Smruthipadham (day care) at Kunnamkulam 1
      Total- 22

Source (Kishore, 2019a)

There are few other dementia daycares run by private and other organisations such as Nema Elder care (Gurgaon), Kriti Elder care (Gurgaon), Samarth (Mumbai), Varista (Mumbai), Dignity Dementia Day Care Centre (Chennai), Demcare – Centre for Active Aging (Chennai) and other which are not listed.


Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India. (2010). THE DEMENTIA INDIA REPORT 2010: Prevalence, impact, cost and services for dementia. New Delhi. Available from:

Kishore, S. (2019a). Dementia Caregiver Resources across India | Dementia Care Notes. Available from:

No, there are no dedicated services supporting people with dementia after a diagnostic assessment. However, first steps to develop these kinds of services have been made locally. The PERDOSSI guideline provides scientific recommendation regarding a variety of nonpharmacological approaches to dementia (PERDOSSI, 2015), but it does not advise where these dementia-specific services could be accessed in Indonesia.

In addition, there are several institutions offering dedicated services for people with dementia in Indonesia. These include the Adiyuswa Senior Day Care in Radjiman Wediodiningrat Psychiatric Hospital, Lawang, East Java (RSJ Dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat, 2016), and RUKUN Senior offers a Dementia Day Care Programme in RUKUN Dementia Support Centre Cipete, Jakarta and RUKUN Senior Care, Sentul, West Java (RUKUN Senior Living, n.d.-a). General geriatric support services not specific for dementia are more widely available.

Furthermore, the private hospital chain Siloam has established a Memory and Aging Centre in April 2016 (Siloam Hospitals, n.d.). MAC claims to not only serve patients with dementia, but also as a place of development, medical services, research, which aims to be integrated with patient care in the long run (Handayani, 2016).


Handayani, I. (2016). Siloam Hadirkan Pusat Layanan Pasien Demensia.

PERDOSSI. (2015). Panduan Praktik Klinik: Diagnosis dan Penatalaksanaan Demensia. PERDOSSI.

RSJ Dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat. (2016). Psikogeriatri – Klinik Daycare ADIYUSWA.

RUKUN Senior Living. (n.d.-a). Dementia Day Program. Retrieved September 7, 2019, from

Siloam Hospitals. (n.d.). Memory Clinic.

The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Organization in Kenya provides support services to persons with dementia, especially their carers, and equips them with skills necessary to care for the persons with dementia (Alzheimer’s & Dementia Organization Kenya (ADOK), 2019).


Alzheimer’s & Dementia Organization Kenya (ADOK). (2019). Training.

Mexico does not have dedicated services supporting people with dementia.