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.
- 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
Second Saturday – Holiday
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. P. T. Sivakumar
Dr. Santosh Loganathan
Dr. Preeti Sinha
Dr. S.R. Chandra
Dr. P. S. Mathuranath
Dr. Kekhav Kumar J
Psychiatric Social Worker
Dr. A. Thirumoorthy
Dr. Vinutha R
Dr. Archana G
Dr. Suresh V C
Dr. Uma Maheshwari
Dr. (PDF in Geriatric Psychiatry 2014-15)