"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

Launch of International Guidance for Hearing & Vision Care in People With Dementia


We’re delighted to announce that the first international guidance for hearing and vision care in people with dementia has been published.

Researcher In Focus - Prof. Yvonne Nolan


This month’s Researcher in Focus is Yvonne Nolan, who is a Professor in Neuroscience at University College Cork, a Science Foundation Ireland Investigator, and a Funded Investigator in APC Microbio

Postgraduate Studies in Dementia - Open for Applications


Applications are open for Postgraduate Studies in Dementia in UCC and Trinity College Dublin. See below and attached for more information.

Development of a Model for a National Dementia Register


The Development of a Model for a National Dementia Registry report was published on 13th May 2021.

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