"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 TeamUp For Dementia Research


In July, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland launched TeamUp for Dementia Research in collaboration with DRNI.

Researcher In Focus - Dr. Siobhán Fox


This month’s Researcher in Focus is Dr Siobhán Fox, a Lecturer and Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork. 

Hot Topics In Dementia Research


Dementia Research Network Ireland are hosting free monthly webinars on hot topics in dementia research.

Report Launch: Dementia Post-Diagnostic Supports – A Changing Landscape


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.

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