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Management of Pain and Other Chronic Health Conditions in Dementia

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 December 1, 2020.


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

Nancy J.  Stiles Nancy J. Stiles, MD
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Director, UK Geriatric Clinic
UK HealthCare
Attending Physician
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Recognition of chronic and even acute pain in patients with dementia is problematic given the many ways pain can manifest in persons that are unable to express their symptoms.

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 the assessment of chronic and acute pain and pain treatment on cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms associated with an underlying degenerative dementia.
2. Develop strategies to assess pain in patients with dementia.
3. Provide an appropriate pain management regimen that will address this issue without exacerbating or with minimization of the effects on underlying cognitive, behavioral, and psychiatric symptoms associated with an underlying degenerative dementia.


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.

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.

Gregory Jicha, MD (planner and speaker) has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:
Lilly - Contract Research - Payment for Services, Esai - Contract Research - Payment for Services, Baxter - Contract Research - Payment for Services, Quintiles Medical Education - CME Speaker - Honorarium, Alltech - Contract Research - Payment for Services

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

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.