RICE; the Research Institute for the Care of Older People

RICE is an internationally renowned research and treatment centre located in Bath. We are an independent charity focused on essential research and providing support for people with dementia and other conditions of older age, their families and carers; dedicated to improving the quality of life of everyone involved.

RICE provides the NHS memory clinic for Bath and North East Somerset. We receive referrals from GPs, assess memory and thinking, and provide medication where appropriate for dementia. We also work with partner organisations such as the Alzheimer’s Society, Independent Living Service and Carers Centre to support patients and their families to live well. We offer carers courses and cognitive stimulation courses.

RICE is also involved in research into new treatments, primarily for dementia. We welcome contact from anyone who is interested in being involved in these trials.