"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

Annual Older Adult Workshop (UCC)

Date: Thursday, 23 April, 2020
UCC's School of Nursing & Midwifery will host its annual Older Adult Workshop on 23rd April 2020.

HRB Joint Translational Call for Proposals in Personalised Medicine


HRB is supporting participation of researchers from Ireland within a new call for joint transnational projects in Personalised Medicine.

Dementia Research Prioritisation Survey


A Dementia Research Prioritisation process has been developed by a Steering Group convened by Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland (DNNI) and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI). 

WHO Launch Guidelines for Dementia Risk Reduction


The World Health Organisation (WHO) have published Guidelines for Risk Reduction of Cognitive Decline and Dementia.

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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