"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

Let's Talk About Brain Health & Brain Disease

Date: Monday, 27 August, 2018
Presentations are now available from the outreach event in UCD ‘Let’s Talk About Brain Health and Brain Disease’.

Funding Irish Research for Degenerative Diseases of the Brain


Presentations available following a meeting that took place in UCC on Sat 23rd June to discuss research funding for degenerative diseases of the brain in Ireland.

Book Launch - Dementia & Human Rights (by Prof. Suzanne Cahill)


A new book titled 'Dementia and Human Rights' by Prof. Suzanne Cahill of Trinity College Dublin has been launched.

DCU Announces MSc in Dementia (Sep 2018)


The School of Nursing and Human Sciences in DCU has two new streams running from September 2018:

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