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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 Program for Caregivers of people with Dementia" 

At NIMHANS we are conducting an online training program for caregivers of people with dementia. The overall goal of the project is to develop an effective online support program for caregivers of people with dementia. To evaluate whether the program is effective, we are currently conducting research in India. This evaluation will help strengthen the program.

The participants in the study are requested to fill out questionnaires before they access the online program and after 3 months and 6 months of access. The three measurements are needed to track the effect of the online program on the caregivers.

Completion of the questionnaires will take approximately 45-60 minutes. We understand that this may seem long; however, the answers to these questions are absolutely essential to evaluate the effectiveness of the online program. The participants are thus requested to answer the questions to the best of their ability. Their help, patience and co-operation is very much appreciated by the entire study faculty and staff at NIMHANS.

Click on the link below to assess your eligibility to take part in the study. This will take about 10 minutes. Further instructions will be provided once your eligibility is ascertained.

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 Services

  • 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

2pm-5pm

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)

Email:elderly.nimhans@gmail.com

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

Consultants

Psychiatrists

Dr Mathew Varghese

Professor and Head

Email: mat@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Dr. SrikalaBharath

Professor

Email: srikala@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Dr. P. T. Sivakumar

Additional Professor

Email: pts@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Dr. Santosh Loganathan

Associate Professor

Email: santosh-l@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Dr. Preeti Sinha

Assistant Professor

Email: preetisinha@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Neurologists

Dr. S.R. Chandra

Professor

Email: srchandra@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Dr. P. S. Mathuranath

Additional Professor

Email: mathu@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kekhav Kumar J

Additional Professor

Email: keshavjk@nimhans.kar.nic.in

Psychiatric Social Worker

Dr. A. Thirumoorthy

Additional Professor

Email: thirumoorthy@nimhans.kar.nic.in

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

Shilpa

Prafulla

Himanshu

Nagalakshmi