"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

Online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia


The next intake for Trinity College's interdisciplinary online postgraduate certificate in Dementia is September - the closing date for applications is 30th June 2019.

Book Launch - New Developments in Dementia Prevention Research


A new book has been launched 'New Developments in Dementia Prevention Research - State of the Art and Future Possibilities'. DNNI member Prof. Kate Irving is one of the editors of the book.

JPND Funding Call


The EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) inititaive have launched a joint transnational call for multinational research projects on personalised medicine for neurodegenera

11th International Dementia Conference


Engaging Dementia (previously Sonas apc) are inviting applications for short presentations, interactive sessions and poster presentations at their conference to be held in Dublin, April 2019.

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