Carrying out research into ageing and dementia is one of the primary functions of RICE. Our central aim is to carry out high quality research to explore the best techniques for diagnosing, managing, treating and understanding dementia and memory changes in older adults.
RICE actively explores all aspects of ageing including how we might use drug treatments more safely in older people. A major focus of our clinical research is exploring the way in which people respond to treatments when they get older, including cases when memory impairment or dementia develops. Our purpose-built research centre, situated on The Royal United Hospital (RUH) site in Bath, has facilities for clinical studies, and is particularly well suited for clinical trials exploring new drug treatments for dementia and memory decline. The RICE centre is fully equipped for pharmacokinetic studies and has an experienced team of medical, nursing, psychology and research staff.
RICE is always looking for people to get involved in our research projects. We have just finished recruiting people to our PrAISED therapy project which is described here. Other research projects currently open are described here.