The International Research Network on Dementia Prevention (IRNDP) has been established to –

  • increase dementia risk reduction messaging worldwide, and
  • develop targeted research to answer questions about the detailed impact of known and emerging risk factors in preventing dementia.

This has particular relevance in low- to middle-income (LMIC) countries as exposure to lifestyle and clinical risk factors becomes more common as LMIC economies grow.

While there are many current overlapping public health, patient, research, policy and practice initiatives aimed at prevention or treatment of dementia, there is currently no single collaborative network of researchers to focus global attention on prevention and on LMICs.

The globally ageing population makes a collaborative like IRNDP highly relevant worldwide.


Global delay and prevention of dementia.


To link researchers globally to foster new research and accelerate knowledge translation that will delay or prevent dementia worldwide


We welcome membership from researchers and stakeholders in both high and low- to middle-income countries.


IRNDP is governed by a leadership committee and an independent advisory group. Each are supported by a full-time researcher and a part-time communications specialist.

IRNDP is a project of the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration funded by the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR).

Further information and useful links
Alzheimer’s Australia
Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging
Global Council on Brain Health
World Dementia Council
World Health Organisation