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Nutrition and Feeding Behavior: Diagnosis & Management

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 1, 2021
  • Expires: Jan 31, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)


Gayatri Devi Gayatri Devi, MD, MS
Clinical Professor, Neurology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Workplace Park Avenue Neurology
Attending Physician
Lenox Hill Hospital
Brooklyn, New York

Gregory A.  Jicha Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Erica Musgrave Erica Musgrave, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Albert B. Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Maintenance of nutritional intake is critical for optimal health and wellbeing. As dementia progresses, alterations in feeding behaviors can be problem-atic. Considerations of alternative modes of nutritional supplementation including feeding tubes can be major issues for residents, family members and CNF staff. Education of medical professionals regarding issues of appetite, food preference changes, and alternative nutri-tional strategies for CNF residents is currently lacking in CNF staff training programs.

Target Audience

This is for ALL Certified Nursing Facilities personnel in Kentucky.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe food preference and appetite changes commonly associated with aging & dementia.
  • Develop an action plan to ethically provide optimum nutrient/fluid intake in light of these changes.
  • Discuss the ethical issues in feeding tube placement and the use of parenteral fluid/nutrient supplementation.


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral and Kentucky Office of Inspector General, and UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA credit: 
This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.2 KBN contact hours.

Provider #:  3-0008-12-21-0128. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Other credit:
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, planners, or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


The KEEN-CDC Initiative is funded through CMS Grant #2018-04-KY- 0329 and the Kentucky Office of the Inspector General.