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RICE is an independent charity, based in Bath, dedicated to challenging dementia through research, treatment and care. Dementia destroys lives. Over 800,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with dementia and of those more than 17,000 are younger people. Also known as ‘early onset dementia’, ‘young onset dementia’, or ‘working age dementia’ they include anyone under the age of 65 who has been diagnosed.

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Although the symptoms of dementia are similar whatever a person’s age, younger people may have different needs. They may have dependent children, be in work and have heavy financial commitments. Dementia may also develop in other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, HIV and AIDS and Down’s syndrome.

Dementia cannot be cured but with early diagnosis it may be controlled and everyone’s quality of life improved. Please help us to do this by running and raising much-needed money for RICE.

We are a recognised Centre of excellence in research into effective treatments. Our research focuses on early and accurate diagnosis. Our current projects include improving diagnosis of memory problems at an early stage and helping with memory and language rehabilitation.

In Bath we run the Memory Clinic and each year treat over 500 people with dementias such as Alzheimer’s. Dementia can have a negative impact on everyone involved, resulting in the person diagnosed and their carer becoming isolated from family and friends. At RICE we hold Cognitive Stimulation Therapy courses for those with dementia and support and educational courses for carers and family. All are free to attend and are funded by money raised for RICE.

By running for RICE you can help us continue to support the local community by bringing them the latest developments in dementia treatment and diagnosis, whilst being part of a research network which provides results and solutions that can benefit those with dementia, and their families, everywhere.

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If you would like to run for us in 2018 please contact RICE on 01225 476435 or email. Or check out our website.

RICE – Registered Charity No. 1042559