"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

Dementia and Human Rights Symposium

Date: Friday, 8 November, 2019
The theme of this symposium is “Dementia and Human Rights”.

SFI Industry Fellowship Programme 2019


SFI have launched their Industry Fellowship Programme 2019. The aim is to develop and support academic partnerships with industry. Max award is €100,000 up to 2 years.

WHO Launch Guidelines for Dementia Risk Reduction


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

HRB Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020 - Applying Research into Policy and Practice


The overarching aim of the HRB Postdoctoral Fellowships - Applying Research into Policy & Practice (ARPP) scheme is to develop talented and skilled health researchers during the postdoctoral st

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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