The Dublin Brain Bank is a collaboration between the Neuropathology Department of Beaumont Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. It aims to facilitate an archive of brain tissue, which will help clinical and neuroscience researchers uncover potential cures for neurological diseases.
DRNI Members Research is a list of ongoing and completed research carried out by DRNI members.
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This research programme focuses on the economic, social, health and emotional costs of caring for people with dementia. The research will provide longitudinal estimates of the relationships between informal care costs and cognitive function, comorbidities and behavioural changes in people with dementia, including an exploration of the potential of psychosocial interventions and technology-based interventions for care-givers to ameliorate the potential burden of care.
To develop a self-report questionnaire that measures the fears and coping strategies that develop in response to memory loss
Dementia is a costly condition and one that differs from other conditions in the significant cost burden placed on informal caregivers. The aim of this analysis was to estimate the economic and social costs of dementia in Ireland in 2010. With an estimate of 41,470 people with dementia, the total baseline annual cost was found to be over €1.69 billion, 48% of which was attributable to the opportunity cost of informal care provided by family and friends and 43% to residential care.
European Multidisciplinary ALS Network Identification to cure Motor Neuron Degeneration (Euro-MOTOR).
Project Aim(s): To discover new causative and disease-modifying pathways to pave the way for novel therapies.
Genio is a non-profit organisation which aims to bring together government and private/ philanthropy funders to develop cost-effective ways of supporting people who are disadvantaged to live full lives in their communities. With funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Health Service Executive (HSE) it has supported and facilitated considerable investment in dementia in Ireland. For example, in 2012 it supported four regional projects which aimed to develop and test new service models that would improve the range and quality of community-based supports for people with dementia.
Guidelines for Nursing Homes delivering End-of-Life Care to Residents with Dementia across the island of Ireland.
Project Aim(s): This study aims to contribute to improving quality of life for people with end stage dementia living in residential care settings by investigating the experiences of elderly spouses whose relatives died with end-stage dementia in nursing homes in both Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (RoI). A second aim is to develop guidelines for nursing home staff for the delivery of quality care in residents with end stage dementia in residential institutions.