"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

NAI Brain Awareness Week

Date:
Monday, 6 March, 2017 to Sunday, 12 March, 2017

National Brain Awareness Week is an annual initiative co-ordinated by the NAI aimed at increasing public awareness of neurological conditions.

A National Dementia Registry for Ireland: A feasibility study


This report, commissioned under The Alzheimer Society of Ireland's expert policy series, provides much needed information on the feasibility of developing a dementia registry within the Irish conte

HRB Summer School Scholarships 2017


Health Research Board invites applications for Summer Student Scholarships from undergraduate students in a health or social care-related discipline to support their participation in research.

ARUK: Prevention and Risk reduction fund


The Prevention and Risk Reduction Fund provides funds for primary prevention and risk reduction research that have potential to significantly alter the course of cognitive decline in populations th

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