In July, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland launched TeamUp for Dementia Research in collaboration with DRNI.
This month’s Researcher in Focus is Rory Boyle, who is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Whelan Lab in Trinity College Dublin. Rory's research is focused on brain ageing and cognitive decline.
Applications are open for Postgraduate Studies in Dementia in UCC and Trinity College Dublin. See below and attached for more information.
In November 2020, a forum was hosted by DRNI and the National Dementia Office to explore the current post-diagnostic landscape and discuss best practice in this area.
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