"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 NECTAR Conference 6th & 7th Dec Paris, France


The 28th Annual meeting of the Network for European CNS Transplantation & Restoration (NECTAR) will take place in Paris on 6th & 7th Dec 2018.

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.

Nominations Open for Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award


Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award.

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