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Geriatric Clinic & Services


Services provided in the clinic

Geriatric Clinic and services at NIMHANS is a clinic for the elderly above the age of 60 years with various neuropsychiatric issues like dementia (including Alzheimer's Dementia), Depression, Psychosis, and Chronic Pain of old age onset. It is a multidisciplinary approach to the mental health issues of the elderly involving Psychiatrists, Neurologists, Social workers, and Neuropsychologists.

The Geriatric Group along with the Department of Epidemiology is also actively engaged in the sensitization and training of the BBMP physicians in Bangalore. The group collaborates with the Center for Well Being for providing counseling to the needy elderly and assists with the Elderly Helpline that was initiated in 2012 and is successfully running since inception. The Geriatric Group works actively with various Senior Citizen Forums in South Bangalore for positive ageing and exercise.

 "iSupport Programme for Caregivers of people with Dementia" 

At NIMHANS we are conducting an online training program for caregivers of people with dementia. The goal of the study is to develop an effective online support programme for caregivers of people with dementia.

You are requested to fill out some questionnaires before you are assigned to one of our online support programs. It might take about 40 minutes (you can take a break)

For your time and effort and as a token of appreciation, we would like to try out one of our online support programs, please click on the link below to take part in the study.



  • Consultation for neuropsychiatric problems in the elderly like dementia, depression, and other mental health problems
  • Screening, evaluation & management
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Support groups for care-givers of persons with dementia
  • Liaison with other agencies who care for elderly
Who will benefit?

Elderly above the age of 60 years with various neuropsychiatric issues like dementia (including Alzheimer's Dementia), Depression, Psychosis, and Chronic Pain of old age onset.

How does one get an appointment?

Screening for mental health and neurological problems for elderly is available every morning from 9 am to 11.30 am at screening block, NIMHANS OPD Services.

Day and time

Every Saturday


Second Saturday - Holiday

Contact details

Room No F-12, OPD Block, NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560029

Phone: 080-26995549/50/51/76 (Saturdays 2pm-5pm)

You can also consult us

Every Morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. (except Second Saturdays)

Geriatric Clinic Screening Services

Screening Block, NIMHANS OPD



Dr Mathew Varghese

Professor and Head


Dr. SrikalaBharath



Dr. P. T. Sivakumar

Additional Professor


Dr. Santosh Loganathan

Associate Professor


Dr. Preeti Sinha

Assistant Professor



Dr. S.R. Chandra



Dr. P. S. Mathuranath

Additional Professor


Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kekhav Kumar J

Additional Professor


Psychiatric Social Worker

Dr. A. Thirumoorthy

Additional Professor


Senior Residents

Dr. Vinutha R

Dr. Archana G

Dr. Suresh V C

Dr. Uma Maheshwari

Dr. SrikanthMiriyala

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Research staff

Dr. Rakesh