Dementia

An Emerging Epidemic

Dementia has woven its intricate web around millions of seniors nationwide. The implications are daunting - from severe memory lapses, disorientation, and aimless wandering, to struggling with everyday tasks, dwindling social abilities, and challenging behaviors.

For those living with Alzheimer's and their immediate families, this translates to enduring immeasurable suffering. The lack of a cure compounds the situation, heaping physical, financial, and emotional strains on caregivers. Their tireless devotion, as they watch their loved ones become dependent shadows of their former selves, is heart-wrenching.

A person with Dementia looks forlornly out the window

Presently, nearly 90 lakh people in India bear the weight of dementia care. 

Forecast of 2036 reveals a staggering estimate of 1.7 Crore Indians grappling with dementia. The repercussions are far-reaching.

Considering the impact on an average of two family members per person with dementia, we're confronted with a staggering reality: over 50 million Indians will become unwilling participants in this challenging journey. 

Dementia India Alliance - a national organization registered under the Societies Act

Dementia India Alliance (DIA) is a non-profit family carer-centered national organization established under the Societies Act, with a primary focus on supporting family caregivers and fostering a dementia-inclusive society. Our mission revolves around connecting, inspiring, and empowering individuals, organizations, and government bodies to enhance the quality of life for individuals with dementia and their families. DIA stands at the forefront of the fight against dementia, aiming to improve the overall well-being of affected individuals through compassionate care and support.

Bringing Help | Building Hope

Whether you are seeking help for yourself or for a loved one, here are some of the ways DIA can support you.
National Dementia Support Line
National Dementia Support Line
DIA DemClinic - Free Online Memory Clinic
DIA-DemClinic: Online Memory Clinic
Find a Service Provider for Dementia Care
DIA-Directory: Find a Service Provider
Online Forum for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia to Connect
Discussion Forum
Here's how DIA can help organizations and healthcare institutions engaged in Dementia care.
Training in Dementia and Alzheimer's Care
Training Programs
Get Enlisted as a Service Provider in the DIA Directory
Get Enlisted on the Directory of Service Providers
Become a Dementia Friendly Hospital through DIA
Become a Dementia-Friendly Hospital
For students and others interested in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care
Dementia Friends is a worldwide movement led in India by DIA
Dementia Friends: Become part of a Worldwide Movement
DemChamps are Champions for Dementia in India
DemChamps: Become a Champion for the Cause of Dementia
DemCon 2024 Poster

DemCon 2024

International Dementia Symposium
29th & 30th Nov 2024 | Bengaluru

Preconference Workshops - 28.11.2024

DEMCON is centered around the theme "Reaching the Unreached in Dementia Care" and will serve as a platform for stakeholders from various disciplines to converge and deliberate on innovative interventions, advances in the field, and experiences from diverse perspectives. Through collaborative discourse, participants will collectively strategize and devise solutions to bridge existing gaps in awareness, diagnosis, care and support for persons with dementia. The conference will also facilitate discussions on policy frameworks, leveraging the expertise of policymakers and advocacy groups to shape inclusive and effective dementia care policies in India.

Inspiring Words from Mr Anil Kumble, Ms Revathi and Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shah 

Dementia has become a silent epidemic in India. With millions of lives being affected, now is the time to speak up and lend our support to persons living with Dementia and their caregivers across the country.

We're honoured to have these celebrities join us in our mission towards creating a stronger community around Dementia care in India and we hope that their words inspire you to join us too.  

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