"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

Political Advocacy for Brain Research

Date: Wednesday, 17 April, 2019
DNNI, in partnership with the Irish Brain Council, are hosting a workshop on political advocacy for brain research.Venue: Convention Centre, Dublin

Brain Research - Ask the Scientist!

Date: Saturday, 13 April, 2019
DNNI are hosting a public outreach event Brain Research - Ask The Scientist! on Sat 13th April 1-4.30pm in Science Gallery, Dublin. This event is sold out.

Emerging Clinician Scientist Awards 2020


The Health Research Board have announced a call for Emerging Clinician Scientist Awards 2020.

HRB Research Leader Awards 2020


The Health Research Board have announced the Research Leader Awards 2020 - up to €1.15m will be available to support established health investigators working in an academic setting who are in the p

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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