Hot Topics In Dementia Research Webinar Series

Dementia Research Network Ireland are hosting free monthly webinars on hot topics in dementia research. These webinars will provide an opportunity to hear from those working in basic science, clinical and social research as well as from people living with dementia and their families. Each one-hour webinar will include a Q&A with the audience.

Target Audience: Researchers, clinicians, health & social care practitioners, the public including people living with dementia/ neurodegeneration and their families.

The next webinar will take place on Monday 24th January 11-12.10pm and the topic is Hearing & Vision Impairment in Dementia. Speakers & topics include:

  • Hearing and Vision Impairment in Dementia: Insights from the SENSE-Cog Project: Prof. Iracema Leroi, Associate Professor Geriatric Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin/ St. James's Hospital 
  • International Guidelines on Management of Hearing and Vision Impairment in People with Dementia. Professionals' views of managing hearing and vision impairment in a memory clinic: Dr. Jenna Littlejohn, Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, University of Manchester, UK 
  • Perspectives of a person living with dementia and hearing loss and his care partner: Facilitated by JP Connelly, Clinical Research Manager, St. James's Hospital
  • Sensory-Cognitive health in nursing homes: the SENSE-Cog CARE Project: Helen Tormey, Study Coordinator, SENSE-Cog CARE

Free tickets can be booked through Eventbrite here:

Recordings of previous webinars in the series are available on our YouTube channel:

Topics covered as part of the webinar series include:

  • Lewy Body Disorders (Sep 2021)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease (Oct 2021)
  • Fronto-Temporal Dementia (Nov 2021)
  • Hearing and Vision Impairment in Dementia (Jan 2022)
  • Data Driven Innovation in Dementia Care (Feb 2022)
  • Vascular Dementia (Feb 2022)
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia (Mar 2022)
  • Female Sex as  Risk Factor for Dementia (April 2022)