"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."

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BRAIN HEALTH: Online Webinar Series


Throughout March – May 2021, Dementia Research Network Ireland will host a free online webinar series on the topic of Brain Health.

Researcher In Focus - Dr. Eilís Dowd


This month's Researcher In Focus is Dr. Eilís Dowd, a Parkinson’s disease researcher based in the Galway Neuroscience Centre at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway.

Policy & Practice Forum: Dementia Post-Diagnostic Supports


Hosted by Dementia Research Network Ireland (DRNI) and the National Dementia Office, this forum explored the current post-diagnostic landscape and practitioners discussed best practice in this area

Alzheimer Association International Conference 2021


The Alzheimer Association International Conference 2021 (AAIC), the largest and most influential international forum to advance dementia science takes place 26-30th July 2021 in Amster

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