Silverado's Partnership with UCI MIND
Though Silverado was founded to provide care for individuals living with memory impairments, there is one aspect of the company that seems to go against the philosophy of most businesses — the hope that one day there will be no need for our primary service.
Silverado maintains partnerships with a number of leading medical and scientific research entities, and one of the longest standing is with the University of California Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND). Internationally recognized for its research accomplishments in age-related disorders of the brain, UCI MIND seeks to understand the causes of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia and Huntington’s disease.
UCI MIND’s status as a research leader and Silverado’s unique position at the forefront of dementia care makes a natural collaboration that benefits many, but none more than those living with dementia. The insight that Silverado can provide from daily interactions with those facing the challenges of dementia provides researchers a window into the reality of the disease, while UCI MIND’s training and education of Silverado’s staff and volunteers lets residents benefit from the latest advances.
Continuing a long tradition of Silverado participating in the guidance of UCI MIND, Silverado’s Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Kim Butrum, MS, RN, GNP, currently sits on the Leadership Council. Through direct leadership and participation on community outreach and educational activities, the partnership of Silverado and UCI MIND creates an impact far greater than the sum of each individual.
Silverado is proud to play an important role in vital UCI MIND projects such as:
- A research study to determine why more women get Alzheimer's than men.
- The C2C Registry, a system designed to increase participation and reduce delays in clinical studies.
For more information on UCI MIND's program and research, please visit mind.uci.edu