Project Description

As part of the Health4Life research cluster in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU, Dr. Kate Irving and her team are engaged in a range of dementia research programmes including Dementia prevention/delay (In-MinDD), timely intervention in dementia care (Dem@Care), Actifcare, and a national Dementia training initiative (Elevator) that aims to develop dementia skills capacity in services and communities in Ireland.


kate irvingThe team is lead by Dr Kate Irving of the School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University. Kate has been involved in clinical practice, teaching and research in the dementia field for over 15 years. Kate is the Principal Investigator in a European dementia project, In-MINDD (innovative midlife intervention for dementia deterrence.) She is a partner on a further two European consortiums, Dem@care and Actif-Care (Joint Programme on Neuro Degeneration). Kate is the developer and co-ordinator of the joint HSE/DCU Dementia Champion Programme, the Dublin Northside Alzheimer Café and the Memory Works screening/remediation Clinic in DCU. Mail:

LH_Crop3Dr. Louise Hopper is a post-doctoral researcher in the DCU team of the ACTIFCare project. Louise originally graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BSc in Computer Science and has since completed a HDip and a PhD in Psychology, also at Trinity College Dublin. Louise has worked as a research assistant on brain health awareness projects in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, and in addition to the ACTIFCare project she also currently works as a post-doctoral researcher on the European dementia project, Dem@Care (Dementia Ambient Care), and as a volunteer for the Dublin Northside Alzheimer Cafe. Mail:


Dublin City University, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin 9, Ireland

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This project is supported locally by funding from Health Research Board, HRB, under the aegis of JPND (