A World Alzheimer's Day campaign by Nightingales Medical Trust in association with the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India to unite and connect all those concerned with Dementia – informal and professional carers, policy makers, civil society and media with the purpose of raising awareness, fighting stigma and mobilizing volunteers as dementia friends.
Despite unprecedented challenges due to COVID, during the past five months, this report shows, we have not only sustained our activities but also converted the crisis into an opportunity by reaching out to more needy elders. We appreciate the work and support of all our staff and well-wishers.
But, our battle is not yet over. We vow to continue to work towards helping many more elderly during this difficult time.
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for ‘Most promising intervention for people with dementia and their carers' by Foundation Mederic Alzheimer and Alzheimer’s Disease International.
for Institutional Service conferred by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
Citation of Honor by International Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing.
The second highest civilian honor of Karnataka State from the Hon. Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka
for outstanding contribution to Bangalore city
Rotary Foundation for our work in Elderly and Dementia care
presented by Rotary Club - Bangalore Downtown
We were worried to leave our aged mother alone at home when we had to go out for work. After a long search NMT seemed to be the best place in terms of facility and care. So having trusted we have placed her in these safe hands. We are now at peace. They keep her busy with activities so that she doesn’t feel left alone. The care shown towards her is very heart warming. It’s amazing to see how she’s become calm and more alert and is getting more involved in daily activities like reading newspaper and helping us in folding the clothes. We are immensely grateful for the staff for taking care of my mother so patiently and keeping her in safe hands...
Daughter of one of the members of our Dementia Day Care Centres, Bangalore
I have studied upto 10th Standard and worked as a clerk cum supervisor at a Govt. Hospital. I am single and my aged parents are dependent on me. After retirement I needed to continue working to support myself and my elderly parents. For sometime I struggled to find a job. When I came to know about Nightingales Jobs 60+, I immediately registered for a job and also for training in computer skills to improve my job prospects. After completing computer training successfully, I was selected as a marketing executive for a private company. I am grateful to Nightingales Jobs 60+ for helping me gain confidence through computer training and for helping me find a suitable job.
Aged 61 years is a student of the 16th batch of computer training at Nightingales Jobs 60+
We were skeptical at first when we decided to bring our mother to Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer’s, but as soon as my sister and I stepped into the institution and talked to the doctors, we felt assured that this was the right place. We finally had someone who could explain to us the nature of the disease, provide the medicines that will help soothe my mother, and provide individual care without having to impose on her space and freedom. Setting a routine in an expanded, yet controlled environment, we found, was critical. As the months went by, we felt her grow calmer, more relaxed and more vocal. Only at NCAA, were we able to understand the unique problems that came with dementia and we finally felt that she was able to get the help that she required. My mother has been here for over 7 years now. Even though her physical faculties have reduced considerably, we are very sure that the best place that she could be taken care of is in NCAA. And we are grateful every day to all of the staff who takes such loving care of my mother.
Daughter of one of the residents of our Residential Dementia Care Centre at Bangalore
My mother has greatly benefitted from the program conducted by the Red Cross - Nightingales Dementia Care Centre. She is involved in many creative activities on a daily basis like drawing, puzzle solving, cooking and Physiotherapy at the Centre. I have seen a drastic change in her health and activity since she has been enrolled. She seems to be mentally happier, and physically active. She truly has a great time with the volunteers and staff there. I would like to thank the team for this wonderful improvement in my mother’s life.
Son of Mrs Habeeba Begum, a regular member at the Dementia Day Care Centre, Hyderabad
My daughter Tanya Mathias, now 54 years old, is mentally challenged and autistic. I know what it is like to care for those suffering from mental and physical disabilities. For years I have worried about “What after me?" A caregiver plays a very important part in the well-being of a patient and it is very difficult to find trusted and reliable caregivers. Upon a visit to Nightingales Centre for Ageing and Alzheimer's, I was pleased to find how diligently and affectionately the patients are taken care of. This inspired me to associate myself with NMT and support their cause.
Partnered with NMT to set up the Nightingales Trust Tanya Mathias Eldercare Centre, Bangalore
I would like to share my sincere thanks to the staff and management for keeping our dear ones engaged and active. This has brought about marked improvement in the behavior and health condition of my mother. I am really thankful and grateful for the support each person extends in terms of pickup and drop or anything of concern which is handled very well at personal and professional level. Thanks would just not seem enough. At times we are at loss of words but just filled with gratitude and glad have found support in you guys. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
Daughter of a member at our Dementia Day Care Centre, Bangalore
I have been visiting Sandhya Suraksha over the last few months and I find myself coming back regularly. The residents, all of who come extremely disturbed backgrounds, are very well cared for by the dedicated staff. From medical attention to emotional support, from recuperation to rehabilitation, no stone is left unturned to ensure the highest standard of attention and care to each and every individual. The staff go beyond 'just another job' to really looking after the elderly residents as family. Despite the troubles that each resident has overcome, they live together as happy friends and family. Most importantly the facilities are impeccably clean and hygenic. I am grateful for having been welcomed into the Sandhya Suraksha family and look forward to participating more wholeheartedly in my personal capacity in their beautiful endeavour.
Volunteered at Sandhya Suraksha - Home for Destitute Elderly Women, Bangalore
I deeply appreciate the patient, consistent and compassionate care you are giving to the eldely, especially to those who become helpless with Dementia. Please keep up your good work and my best wishes and blessings to all your team members.
Dr Ali Khwaja
Founder Director - Banjara Academy
I was introduced to The Nightingales Trust - Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing in 2014 by my son and since then, I have been an active member of the Active Ageing program organized here. Before NBCAA, most of my time was spent at home either sitting idle or helping with same old routine work. Now, my day begins with yoga, chair-based exercises and gym workouts often followed by cognitive exercises like playing Sudoku, solving quiz and puzzles. On special days, there are movie and park outings to keep me engaged. I feel young again and have something to look forward to each day. Centers like these are a great way to keep oneself engaged and active post sixty.
Member of the Nightingales Trust - Bagchi Centre for Active Ageing, Bangalore