"Dementia Research Network Ireland (DRNI) 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."

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PG Dip / MSc in Dementia (Trinity College Dublin)


See attached details of the Interdisciplinary M.Sc/ P.Grad.Dip/ P.Grad.Cert in Dementia, offered by Trinity College Dublin. The course is open to a wide range of professionals who have experie

Postgraduate in Dementia Studies UCC


UCC are currently accepting applications for their postgraduate in Dementia Studies (deadline July). This is a flexible, interdisciplinary programme covering key topics in dementia care, offer

Researcher In Focus - Ruth Usher


This month's Researcher In Focus is Ruth Usher, a lecturer and researcher in the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department in University College Cork. 

Launch of New QQI Level 5 Certificate in Dementia Care Programme


In response to the increasing numbers of people living with dementia in Ireland, Leading Health Care Providers Skillnet, have developed a new blended programme in Dementia Care. 

Network focus

DRNI, 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