Kolkata, West Bengal
The Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India, Calcutta Chapter (ARDSI) Day Centre – On the Journey to Become a Spark of Life Centre of Excellence.
This unique organisation, twice voted the Best Chapter nationally, provides care and support for people with Dementia and their families through various programs and services that range from day care, home care, carer support groups and dementia training. Over 3000 families have benefited so far from this organisation’s services that are supported by eight trained staff and four dedicated volunteers.
Nilanjana Maulik, Spark of Life Master Practitioner
Nilanjana started her work for people with Dementia two decades ago. Having been trained in Dementia care and working for several years in the USA, she returned home in 1999 to start work in Kolkata, India.
Nilanjana has a triple Master’s degree and is the current National Coordinator & Secretary General of ARDSI – the Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India, Calcutta Chapter, which is the first and only specialised Dementia organisation in the state of West Bengal, India. The region of West Bengal has a population of 95 million people.
It is Nilanjana’s vision to take her day centre, programs and other services on the journey to become Eastern India’s first Spark of Life Centre of Excellence.
Supportive partners at ARDSI Calcutta Chapter dementia day care centre dedicated to improve the social, emotional & spiritual wellbeing of people with dementia.
Watch Nilanjana Maulik express in her native language, Bengali & in English, her reflections about the Spark of Life Philosophy:
Sailesh Mishra, Spark of Life Master Practitioner from Silver Innings Mumbai, recently gave the first presentation about Spark of Life in India. He presented to a warm reception at the XXI National Conference of ARDSI on 22 & 23 September 2017 in Kolkata to esteemed international and national dementia care leaders . The conference was organised by Nilanjana Maulik, Spark of Life Master Practitioner & Secretary of ARDSI Kolkatta.