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Nutrition and Feeding Behavior: Diagnosis & Management

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 1, 2024
  • Expires: Feb 1, 2027
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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This CE Activity was recorded from a live webinar that occurred on September  1, 2020


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


In support of improving patient care, 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.

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.

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.00 nursing contact hour.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

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.