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DEMENTIA & MEDICAL CARE

A person with Dementia at Dementia Day Care Centre run by Nightingales Medical Trust

Dementia

Dementia is a disease of the brain characterized by progressive deterioration in brain function including memory, learning, orientation, language, comprehension and judgment. The irreversible decline in intellectual and physical functioning affects the person with dementia and causes significant distress to their family and carers.

Moreover, dementia is not merely a problem of memory. It reduces the ability to learn, reason, retain or recall past experience and there is also loss of patterns of thoughts, feelings and activities. Dementia also results in a progressive decline of cognitive abilities, poor self-healthcare, physical dependency, wandering, aggression and difficult behaviours.

Although a high proportion of elderly people with dementia are cared for by their family at home; the onset of behavioural problems can be challenging and is one of the main reasons to start looking for help.

Nightingales Medical Trust provides a host of services to care for Persons with Dementia (PwD) and support their families.

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> The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2025 about 75% of the estimated 1.2 billion people aged 60 years and above will reside in developing countries.

> As per estimates made in the World Alzheimer Report 2015, over 4.1 million people in India are affected by Dementia.

The most common causes of dementia include:

1. Neurological diseases including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and some types of multiple sclerosis. 

2. Vascular disorders. These are disorders that affect the blood circulation in your brain, eg. Stroke

3. Traumatic brain injuries caused by car accidents, falls, concussions, etc.

4. Infections of the central nervous system. These include meningitis, HIV, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

5. Long-time alcohol or drug use

The early waring signs of Dementia are: 

1. Memory Loss that disrupts daily life
2. Challenges in planning and problem solving
3. Difficulty performing familiar tasks
4. Confusion with time and place
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
6. Problems with words in speaking or writing
7. Misplacing things and losing ability to find the way back
8. Decreased or poor judegement
9. Withdrawal from work and social activity
10. Changes in mood and personality

Treatment for Dementia will include a combination of medicines and therapies that help in behaviours.

A multi-disciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, Nurses and Care Staff ensure that the person with Dementia is cared for in a comfortable and safe environment at Nightingales Medical Trust. 

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NMT Impact in Dementia Care

NMT Impact in Dementia Care

2711

Dementia Assessments done

112

Memory Screenings conducted

217

Persons utilized our Day Care Services

639

Admissions for Residential Care

Nightingales
Medical Trust's
Comprehensive Models
of Dementia Care

Experienced Psychiatrists and Psychologists at NMT

1. Memory Clinics

Elder being engaged at our Dementia Day Care Centre

2. Dementia Day Care

Persons with Dementia being engaged in activities at NCAA

3. Residential Dementia Care

Person using NMT's DemKonnect App

4. DemKonnect App

NMT also has a Long term or short term Assisted living Care

5. Care for persons with Stroke, Parkinson's, etc.

Dementia Friends Movement

6. Dementia Friends Movement

Experienced Geriatric Pychiatrists and Psychologists

1. Memory Clinics

Dementia cannot be cured, but it can be treated, particularly in its early stages, so a prompt diagnosis is important in order to limit the progression of the disease.

Your first port of call is almost certain to be your regular physician who may refer you and your loved ones to a memory clinic.

At a Memory Clinic, your loved one will be given a baseline assessment to establish their current memory problems. They will be offered a series of tests to check their ability to remember facts and retain information, which will give an initial insight into their mental capabilities.

Nightingales Medical Trust runs several Memory Clinics at multiple locations. The Psychiatrists and Psychologists at this locations are trained and equipped to assess your loved one.

NMT's Memory Clinic Locations

Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer's

Kasturinagar

Nightingales Centre for
Ageing & Alzheimer's

8P6, 3rd A Cross,
Kasturinagar, Banaswadi,
Bangalore 560043

Dementia Day Care member engaged in activities at NBCAA

JP Nagar

Nightingales Trust - Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing
887, 11th Cross,
22nd Main, JP Nagar 2nd Phs,
Bangalore 560078

Dementia Day Care KR Market

KR Fort Road

Nightingales Trust
Dementia Day Care Centre
Lakshmi Complex, No. 40,
KR Fort Road,
Bangalore 560002

Dementia Day Care RT Nagar

RT Nagar

Nightingales Trust
Dementia Day Care Centre
No. 337, 2nd Cross,
1st Block, RT Nagar,
Bangalore 560032

DDC member being engaged in cognitive activities

2. Dementia Day Care

The Need for Day Care:  Compared to the magnitude of the prevalence of the disease, the support services for Persons with Dementia and their families is almost non-existent in India. As a result, the burden of caring for a person with dementia is entirely met by the family. Taking care of a loved one with Dementia full time can be tough for the family members. Round-the-clock routines cause isolation from friends and family. Financial hardships due to high costs of care also takes a toll on the family.

Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care Centres:
Nightingales Medical Trust has established Dementia Day Care Centres in various locations across Bangalore and Hyderabad. The facilities support Activities of Daily Living and psychosocial needs of persons with dementia in a safe dementia-friendly environment by trained mental health professionals. Cognitive and physical rehabilitation, opportunities for socialization and peer interaction are provided at these Centres. Thus the person with dementia is ensured a safe and friendly environment while the family members get respite from their caregiving duties for the day.

NMT's Dementia Day Care Centres

Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Red Cross - Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care
Road No. 2, Banjara Hills,
LV Prasad Marg,
Hyderabad-500033

Dementia Day Care - JP Nagar

JP Nagar,
Bangalore

Nightingales Trust - Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing
887, 11th Cross,
22nd Main, JP Nagar 2nd Phs,
Bangalore 560078

Dementia Day Care KR fort road

KR Fort Road,
Bangalore

Nightingales Trust
Dementia Day Care Centre
Lakshmi Complex, No. 40,
KR Fort Road,
Bangalore 560002

Dementia Day Care RT Nagar

RT Nagar,
Bangalore

Nightingales Trust
Dementia Day Care Centre
No. 337, 2nd Cross,
1st Block, RT Nagar,
Bangalore 560032

NMT's Residential Dementia  Care Centre

3. Residential
Dementia Care

There may come a time when the person with Alzheimer's disease or dementia will need more care than can be provided at home. During the middle stages of Alzheimer's, it becomes necessary to provide 24-hour supervision to keep the person with dementia safe. As the disease progresses into the late-stages, round-the-clock care requirements become more intensive.

Making the decision to move into a residential care facility may be very difficult. The questions below may be helpful when determining if a move to residential care is a good option:
- Is the person with dementia becoming unsafe in his / her current home?
- Is the health of the person with dementia or my health as a carer at risk?
- Are the person's care needs beyond my physical abilities?
- Am I neglecting work responsibilities, my family and myself?
- Would the structure and social interaction at a care facility benefit the person with dementia?

Even if you planned ahead with the person for a move, making this transition can be a stressful experience. You may feel guilty and wonder if you are doing the right thing. These feelings are common. Keep in mind, that regardless of where the care takes place, the decision is about making sure the person with Dementia receives the care needed.

NMT's Residential Dementia Care centres are designed with the Person with Dementia in mind. Our team can help make the transition to residential care smooth and hassle free. 

NMT's Residential Dementia Care Centres

Residential Dementia Care Centre, Kasturinagar

Kasturinagar

Nightingales Centre for
Ageing & Alzheimer's

8P6, 3rd A Cross,
Kasturinagar, Banaswadi,
Bangalore 560043

NMT's Elder Care Centre at Kothanur

Kothanur

Nightingales Trust  - Tanya Mathias
Elder Care Centre
Sonam Layout, Near Liza's Home,
Dodda Gubbi Road, Kothanur Post,
Bangalore 560077

ETCM-Nightingales Dementia Care Centre kolar

Kolar

ETCM - Nightingales Trust
Dementia Care Centre
F Ward, ETCM Hospital,
Bangarpet Road,
Kolar 563101

4. DemKonnect App

NMT’s DemKonnect app aims to remove the Stigma around the disease by educating as well as providing access to care and support from the comfort and familiarity of the person’s home. Caregivers can connect with each other to create a strong caring community. It also helps manage crisis effectively by connecting to an expert. 

DemKonnect App being used by our member at NMT
We also take care of elders with other medical issues as they age at NMT

5. Residential Care for Elders with other Medical Issues

Nightingales Medical Trust provides residential care for persons with medical issues, who cannot be cared for at home; i.e. persons with Parkinson's, Stroke, Post Fracture, after surgeries, etc.

We also provide Palliative care when needed.

Respite Care, short term institutional care for the elderly, can be provided when needed. The primary aim of this facility is to give a break to the family members from their caregiving duties. It also serves as a holiday care facility i.e. the elderly are taken care of when the family goes out of town for work or on vacation.

Care can range from a few days to weeks or even longer durations depending on the needs of the family. 

Locations where Residential Care is provided

Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer's, kasturinagar

Kasturinagar

Nightingales Centre for
Ageing & Alzheimer's

8P6, 3rd A Cross,
Kasturinagar, Banaswadi,
Bangalore 560043

Nightingales Tanya Mathias Centre, Kothanur

Kothanur

Nightingales Trust - Tanya Mathias
Elder Care Centre

Sonam Layout, Near Liza's Home,
Dodda Gubbi Road, Kothanur Post,
Bangalore 560077

ETCM Nightingales Dementia Care Centre

Kolar

ETCM - Nightingales Trust
Dementia Care Centre

F Ward, ETCM Hospital,
Bangarpet Road,
Kolar 563101

6. Dementia Friends Programme

Nightingales Medical Trust has partnered with the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India to bring this International Movement to India. This program aims to create awareness about the condition and thereby reduce the stigma around the same. 

Dementia Friends Movement

An Overview of our Dementia Care Services

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