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Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society
of India (ARDSI), Bangalore Chapter

Promoted by Nightingales Medical Trust

Caring for people with Dementia and their caregivers

Dementia Bangalore Helpline

for information and guidance related to dementia


All working days, 9a.m.-9p.m.

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Welcome to our website

Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Society of India, Bangalore Chapter is a non-profit organization registered in 2006, the Centenary year of Alzheimer's. This Chapter is affiliated to Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) which has 21 chapters across the Country. The Bangalore Chapter is promoted by Nightingales Medical Trust. You can get updates on our activities at our blog here.

 Unlike other diseases, dementia affects not only the patients but devastates the families as well. It is unfortunate that Bangalore, the Pensioners Paradise of India, where over 30,000 elders are estimated to be affected by dementia, still does not have an exclusive care facility for dementia. Awareness too is lacking.

Are you worried that you or a loved one has dementia? Are you suffering from memory loss? Are you forgetting Words or misplacing things? Are you wondering whether this is part of normal ageing or whether it is dementia?

Click here for a free online assessment or read our Frequently Asked Questions

Here is an excerpt from our Frequently Asked Questions page (click on any question to read the full page)
What is dementia?
Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction (in Latin 'dementia' means irrationality), which results in a restriction of daily activities and in most cases leads long term care...
How common is dementia?
In our ageing society the probability of suffering from dementia increases with advancing age...
What are the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
Alzheimer's disease was first described in 1907 by the physician Alois Alzheimer. The most commonly known symptom of Alzheimer's disease is confusion...
What are the most common causes of Alzheimer's disease?
The slowly progressing destruction of nerve cells in the brain leads to the previously mentioned symptoms of Alzheimer's disease...
What are the most important early indications of dementia?
Most people sometimes forget names or appointments. If this happens more frequently and inexplicable states of confusion also occur, this might be an indication for a decline in memory function...
What are the stages of Alzheimer's dementia?
Alzheimer's disease can take very different courses. It is a slowly unfolding, progressive disease which is accompanied over time by changes in the appearance of the patient...
Can dementia be treated?
There are a number of favorable conditions which can ease the situation of the patient and his/her relatives - these conditions concern in particular the actual care and the organization of the environment...