Research Affiliations (both present and past)
One of the best ways to make progress in the treatment and ultimately the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease is through research. We collaborate as a research site with many outstanding research organizations to develop and perfect new effective treatments and caring techniques that will improve the quality of life for our residents and their families.
Following is a partial list of research organizations Silverado Senior Living has partnered with.
Senate Special Committee on Aging
Senate Special Committee on Aging held a forum to hear thoughts from leading experts on Alzheimer’s on how to improve quality of care for those suffering from the disease. Loren Shook, President and CEO of Silverado Senior Living was invited to address the committee. He shared Silverado’s person-centered culture and fielded questions by members of the committee on challenges the healthcare industry is facing in adequately caring for those with Alzheimer’s. This same day the Senate approved NAPA with unanimous consent. Click to read more.
University of California at San Diego, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center:
Pharamacological Research with individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
Research study on the effects of natural light on persons with dementia. Primary researcher:
Sonia Ancoli-Israel, M.D., with the assistance of Dr. Peter Brooks, UCSD and Wendy Graca, RN, then-Director of Health Services, Silverado Senior Living.
Some residents have donated their brains to UCSD for research.
Click to read more.
University of California -- Los Angeles:
Research site for the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Primary Researcher:
Donna Masterman, M.D., Director of Katherine and Benjamin Kagen Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Program.
California State University -- Los Angeles, Graduate Program in Geography and Urban Analysis:
Research project on the assessment of available quality of care for people with Alzheimer's disease.
California State University -- Fullerton:
Research study on the impact of dementia on balance.
Azusa Pacific University, School of Social Work:
Research on the relationship between depression and dementia.
Baylor University (School of Medicine):
Research studies on pain management, et. al.
University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology:
Research study on relationship between activity participation and quality of life satisfaction for persons with dementia. Primary Researcher:
Dahvyn Osher, under the direction of Dr. Robert Hill, Chair, Dept of Educational Psychology.
Houston Veteran's Administration Hospital:
Research studies in conjunction with Baylor University.
University of North Texas:
Research involving "Mental Aerobics" a study engineered by Dr. Bert Hayslip and Kay Paggi, which examines the function of cognitively stimulating activities in delaying memory loss and improving cognitive and interpersonal functioning among residents.
Silverado also acts as a learning partner and training site for the following schools & organizations: