"Dementia Research Network Ireland (DRNI) seeks to improve our understanding of the causes and mechanisms of dementia and neurodegeneration, the effectiveness of different models of care and the policy changes required to improve the quality of life for persons with dementia and neurodegenerative conditions and their caregivers."

News and events

Early Career Researcher Online Seminar Series


Sign up for our Early Career Researcher (ECR) Seminar Series which will be delivered online over a number of weeks in May & June - see attached flyer for more information. To register for

COVID-19: Online Resources for People with Dementia, Families & Carers


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a list of online resources has been compiled by the National Dementia Office, Dementia Services Information & Development Centre (DSIDC), HSE and Alzheimer

MSc / Postgrad Dip & Cert in Dementia


The MSc Dementia in UCC is now open for applicants (September 2020 start). This flexible, practical, interdisciplinary programme covers key topics in cognitive disorders and dementia.

DRNI Researcher in Focus Series: Dr. Andrew Allen


In this series, we focus on a DRNI member and ask them about their research interests, what sparked their interest in a particular area, who has inspired them and what impact they would like their

Network focus

DRNI, by supporting multidisciplinary collaborative research and knowledge exchange, is dedicated to the enhancement of the understanding of the causes and mechanisms of dementia and neurodegeneration, the effectiveness of different models of care and the policy changes required to improve the quality of life for persons with dementia and neurodegenerative conditions and their caregivers.

The network strives to:

  • mobilise and capitalise on existing strengths to build scientific capacity within the network to integrate research evidence into practice and influence policy-making in the area of dementia and neurodegeneration
  • enhance inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional research co-operation and co-ordination across the island of Ireland
  • develop relationships between academics, practitioners and representatives of government, industry and the community and voluntary sector within Ireland and internationally
  • address the research and policy challenges faced by the dementia and neurodegenerative research community