People who are worried about their memory are referred to our memory clinic by their NHS GP or another health specialist. RICE now accepts private memory clinic referrals also. At the memory clinic patients will undergo assessments and meet with our doctors, psychologists and nurses.
Following the assessments, they may receive a diagnosis and receive treatment from our clinicians. Find out more about what your patient journey will look like at RICE.
What to expect at a memory clinic appointment:
Watch the video below on what to expect when you come to The RICE Centre for your memory clinic appointment.
Memory Clinic Satisfaction
In 2021, the RICE memory service was graded ‘Outstanding’, by the Care Quality Commission, the highest possible rating. The inspector said that RICE delivers “an exceptional, innovative service”. They were impressed that our patients were treated as experts in their own condition and were offered a rounded service of diagnosis, care and information, and research opportunities all under one roof.
In 2022 visitors to the memory clinic at RICE found:
100% were satisfied that they were listened to by staff.
100% were satisfied that choice and control were offered when discussing decisions concerning care and support
– Service User Questionnaire 2022 Audit Report
Following a diagnosis, RICE offers:
- Support courses for both patients and their loved ones.
- Regular seasonal activities and events for patients and their loved ones.
- Opportunities to take part in our research at the RICE Centre.
Find out more general information about getting a dementia diagnosis at Alzheimer’s Society.
We have information for people adjusting to life with dementia on our Living with Dementia page.