Any person having any sort of memory problem can come straight to the clinic. Memory Screening and Memory Clinic together are expected to ensure early diagnosis of dementia, which is so crucial for tackling the disease.
This is a structured service offered by ARDSI Calcutta which is jointly conducted by neurologists, psychologists and care counselors. Here thorough assessment is undertaken, and, if found necessary, people are advised to undergo investigative tests for specific diagnosis.
Right kind of care giving is central to dementia treatment. ARDSI Calcutta provides specialised counseling at its office and home setting to help family care givers develop appropriate care plans..
Dementia Care calls for very in- depth training of family members and professionals. Ardsi Calcutta provides quality, cost-effective training designed to increase individual and organizational productivity and enrichment. The overall goal here is to enhance knowledge, develop skills and enrich the caregiving journey.
ARDSI Calcutta launched the daycare center in 2008 to provide double benefits of better and specialised care to the persons with dementia and respite for the family members. Centre-based community care is an indispensable part of dementia therapy which goes a long way to improve the quality of life, specially in the early and middle stages of the disease.
At present the service operates on a rented premise. It is open six days a week and the core time is 10am to 4pm. On any given day, between 9 and 12 clients fill the center and are referred by doctors to the service and has a baseline assessment of dementia.
There are several people with dementia who prefer engagement in their home environment due to their limited mobility or their personal choice. Here, trained caregivers are sent to provide 3hrs service that mainly focus on activities based care.