Nutrition and Feeding Behavior: Diagnosis and Management
Maintenance of nutritional intake is critical for optimal health and wellbeing. As dementia progresses, alterations in feeding behaviors can be problematic. 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 nutritional strategies for CNF residents is currently lacking in CNF staff training programs.

Management of Pain and other Chronic Health Conditions in Dementia
Recognition of chronic and even acute pain in patients with dementia is problematic. Few health professionals understand the many ways pain can manifest in individuals that are unable to express their symptoms. Learning to communicate in new ways and to assess pain behaviors is poorly understood among health professionals treating patient populations affected by degenerative dementia.

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Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurology Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Sanders-Brown Center on Aging University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Gayatri Devi, MD, MS

Clinical Professor, Neurology SUNY Downstate Medical Center Director Workplace Park Avenue Neurology Attending Physician Lenox Hill Hospital Brooklyn, New York
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Nancy 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
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Erica Musgrave, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist Albert B. Chandler Medical Center Lexington, Kentucky
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Elizabeth Rhodus, PhD, OTR/L
Alzheimer's Disease Research
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging University of Kentucky
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