"Dementia Neurodegeneration Network Ireland (DNNI) 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 and events

Michael Fassbender supports Brain Awareness Week


Internationally renowned actor Michael Fassbender is supporting the Love your Brain campaign for National Brain Awareness Week March 11th to 17th.

HRB Research Leader Awards 2020


The Health Research Board have announced the Research Leader Awards 2020 - up to €1.15m will be available to support established health investigators working in an academic setting who are in the p

Brain Research - Ask The Scientist!

Date: Saturday, 13 April, 2019
As part of the BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience taking place in Dublin in April, DNNI are hosting a public outreach event: Brain Research - Ask The Scientist!

Engage 2019 - 11th International Dementia Conference 1st & 2nd April


Engage 2019 11th International Dementia Conference will take place in Croke Park on 1st & 2nd April 2019. Full programme now available.

Network focus

DNNI, 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

Research Database

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