Hot Topics In Dementia Webinar Series: Presentations

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From Sep 2021 - April 2022, DRNI will be hosting a webinar series, Hot Topics In Dementia Research. 

Speakers' presentations will be made available here following the webinars. To date, we have the following presentations:

  • Lewy Body Disorders: Monday 27th September 2021. Find attached presentations delivered by Prof. Iracema Leroi, Associate Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin/ St. James's Hospital and Caoimhe Tyndall, Irish research Council PhD Scholar, Harkin Lab, Trinity College Dublin. 
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Monday 18th October 2021.  Find attached presentations delivered by: (i) Seán Dónal O'Shea on a research project he conducted titled 'Some Dance to Remember: Exploring the Psychosocial Effects of the Introduction of an Adaptive Irish Céilí Dance Group Activity with People Living with Dementia and their Carers'; (ii) Prof. Brian Lawlor on Findings from Secondary Analyses of NILVAD: Implications for Clinical Practice and Research in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Fronto-temporal Dementia: Monday 29th November 2021. Find attached a presentation delivered by Dr. Shane Lyons, Neurology Specialist Registrar, Tallaght University Hospital (Movement Disorders in Fronto-Temporal Lobar Degeneration – A Clinical Perspective)
  • Hearing and Vision Impairment in Dementia: Monday 24th January 2022. Find attached presentations delivered by Helen Tormey, Study Coordinator for SENSE-Cog Care and Dr. Jenna Littlejohn, Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, University of Manchester, UK
  • Data Driven Innovation in Dementia Care: Monday 7th February 2022. Find attached presentations delivered by Dr Frances Duffy, Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist, Psychology of Older People Service, Northern Health and Social Care Trust and Mr. Paul Carlin, Staff Tutor and Researcher, The Open University 
  • Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Monday 23rd March 2022. Find attached a presentation delivered by Richelle Flanagan, Dietitian, Parkinson's Disease Advocate, Co-Founder of the Women's Parkinsons Project and Founder of My Moves Matter.
  • Sex and Gender Differences in Dementia: Monday 4th April 2022. Find attached a presentation delivered by Dr. Stefania Ilinica, Senior Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health, Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin; Senior Researcher at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna; Advisor for Long-term care, WHO Europe. Please note that the presentation delivered by Prof. Marina Lynch is too large in size to upload to this website - see recording available on our YouTube channel (link below). 

A recording of the webinars is available here:


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