"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

Postdoc Scientist Position Available in Toronto


An exciting postdoc position is available in the lab of Dr. Huang Yu, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health in Toronto, Canada.

Online Survey: Loneliness & Social Isolation During COVID-19


DRNI are collaborating on a global research project with researchers from the US, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, Norway and the Netherlands who are undertaking a global survey on how people are

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.

Nationwide Survey of Care Home Staff in Ireland


This research study aims to understand how care home staff in Ireland manage responsive behaviour, associated with dementia, before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to identify resources neede

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