Stars support RICE Dementia Research Institute in BBC appeal

Bath dementia research charity RICE has been chosen to star in the BBC Lifeline programme Christmas charity appeal.

The programme will be broadcast nationwide on BBC One on Sunday 16 December at 4.05pm and Wednesday 19 December at 1.30pm and will featured Sir Terry Pratchett and actor and presenter Tony Robinson who have both been affected by dementia.

RICE is a registered charity carrying out research into assessment, diagnosis and treatment of dementia; to better understand and manage problems that affect the brain, memory and thinking processes.

Tony Robinson and Sir Terry Pratchett

It was initially set up in collaboration with the University of Bath in 1984 and its internationally recognised research aims to find better drug and non-drug treatments for people with dementia, to understand more about some less common types of dementia and to develop technology that can help people and their families.

Sir Terry is living with dementia and is treated by RICE Director Professor Roy Jones. Tony Robinson, a friend of Sir Terry, also has personal experience of the problems dementia can cause as both his mother and father were diagnosed with the disease.

The programme will show different aspects of the work done at RICE, including research and community support.

Every donation will go directly towards the charity’s research to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by dementia.

For more information follow the charity on Twitter and Facebook 

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