At RICE we offer a number of different healthcare services. The RICE Memory Clinic offers a specialist service to assess, diagnose and offer treatment and post diagnosis care to people with memory problems.
RICE’s aim is to help people to live as well as possible for as long as possible by reducing the impact of health problems in old age. In the past our focus has mostly been on Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. More recently, whilst we’ve continued to seek better care and treatment and ultimately a cure for dementia, we’re also researching other chronic conditions in older age such as Parkinson’s disease and worsening muscle and bone health and their connections to dementia. This expansion in our focus will enable RICE to contribute even more to the understanding of health problems in old age and to share the knowledge we gain to improve older people’s health – which is the purpose we were set up for.
People who’re worried about their memory are referred to our memory clinic by their GP or another health specialist. At the memory clinic patients will undergo assessments and meet with our multi-disciplinary clinical team. Following the assessments, they may receive a diagnosis and receive treatment from our clinicians. Every year we ask our patients what they think about our memory clinic. Over the years, on average, 94% of those asked have consistently told us that they were very satisfied with how they were listened to by our clinicians during their appointment, with how their diagnosis was given and with the amount and quality of information given to them about their diagnosis, also that they were offered choice and control when discussing decisions concerning their care and that their questions were answered satisfactorily.