Discharge from RICE - An information prescription

Information to help you or someone you care for after being discharged from a routine follow up at RICE

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Who to ask for advice...   

Concern over a significant decline in memory or increase in confusion

All dementias are progressive and each person will experience changes in their memory, behaviour and daily living in their own way.   If you are concerned about these changes as there has been a significant decline in memory or functioning or an increase in confusion, make an appointment with your GP.  Your GP may decide to refer you back to RICE.  Sometimes there are health reasons for a sudden decline such as an infection which your GP can treat. 

Practical advice and support

Please contact the Alzheimer’s society Dementia Support Workers.  They offer information and practical guidance to help you understand the condition, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future.          

Telephone:  01225 396 729 / Email:  bath@alzheimers.org.uk   


Support for carers

The Carers’ Centre (Bath and North East Somerset) provides free practical and emotional support for carers aged 5 and upwards, including:

  • Breaks, activities and days out
  • One to one support
  • Counselling and support groups
  • Wellbeing navigators to help you explore your community
  • Young Carers’ Service
  • Help with grants, advice and information

Telephone: 0800 0388 885 / Email:  info@banescarerscentre.org.uk     

Help to live at home independently

Please contact the Independent Living Service for ongoing support to help you stay independent in your home, whether you are a homeowner, a Curo tenant or in privately rented accommodation. 

Help is at hand to:

  • make sure your home is as safe and convenient for you as possible – including a pendant alarm for use in emergencies
  • keep on top of correspondence and bills
  • put you in touch with organisations providing specialist support
  • check that you are getting all the benefits you should be, and if not, to help you apply for them
  • enable you to get out and about more, to enjoy more of the things you like to do
  • provide a friendly, listening ear when you need it  

For more information, call 01225 366135 and ask about the Independent Living Service.  

The Memory Clinic service is provided by RICE on behalf of NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG and Bath and North East Somerset Council. 

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