Jeffrey Cummings, M.D., speaks to attendees of Silverado's annual conference on brain health.

More than 40 medical experts gathered recently for a three-day conference hosted by Silverado. At the annual event, they discussed the latest brain health research related to neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

“The collective knowledge of this group has led to numerous advancements in caring for people with memory loss and those in need of end-of-life care, giving Silverado some of the best clinical outcomes in the nation,” said Silverado President, Chairman and CEO Loren Shook. “It’s exciting for us to bring together these top minds, because only through the exchange of ideas can we gain a better understanding of brain health that ultimately improves the quality of life for our residents and patients.”

Highlights from the event:

  • An Alzheimer’s treatment and research update from neurologist and researcher Jeffrey Cummings, M.D., director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
  • A discussion on neurorehabilitation presented by neuroscientist Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., developer of the Brain HQ iPad app.
  • A talk on evidence-based practice in brain health led by Silverado Senior Vice President of Clinical Services Kim Butrum, MS, RN, GNP. The emphasis was on Nexus, a new program based on research suggesting that it may be possible to delay the onset of dementia and slow its progression.

Breakout sessions of smaller groups also enabled the experts to engage in candid conversation to inspire problem-solving and best-practice sharing.