Over 5.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease today and this number is rapidly increasing. The majority of healthcare expenditures related to dementia occur in the later stages of disease when patients are often living in the CNF setting. This project will provide a platform for delivery of care meeting CMS Long Term Care Requirements and providing practical tools needed to address deficiencies in CNF dementia care.

The UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging exists as a major resource for the Commonwealth and is a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of life for older adults through research and education, playing an instrumental role in providing educational programming for healthcare professionals in Kentucky.

Learn from nationally known dementia experts and representatives from the KY Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Topics in this series include:

  1. Overview of Dementia & CMS Long Term Care Requirements
  2. Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Lewy Body, and Frontotemporal Dementias
  3. Pharmacologic Management of Cognitive, Behavioral, and Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia
  4. Non-pharmacologic Management of Cognitive, Behavioral, and Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia
  5. Co-Morbid Medical Illnesses as a Cause for Dementia or Contributor to Abrupt or Further Decline
  6. Management of Pain and Other Chronic Health Conditions in Dementia
  7. Nutrition, Feeding Behavior, and Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis & Management
  8. Physical Disability and Motor Function in Dementia
  9. Management of Daily Cares in Dementia: Bathing, Dressing & Incontinence
  10. Elder Abuse Issues and Capacity Determination in Dementia
  11. End-of-Life Issues and Palliative/Hospice Care in Dementia
  12. Adopting LTC "Best Practices" & Addressing CMS Deficiencies
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Marie Smart, SW, BA

Quality Assurance Review Team The Breckinridge Christian Care Communities Board Lexington, Kentucky
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Tonya Cox, MSW LNAH

Regional Executive Director The Homeplace, Midway Bridgepointe, Ashgrove Woods Best Friends Adult Day Center Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Council Lexington, Kentucky
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Keith Knapp, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor Department of Health Management and Policy University of Kentucky College of Public Health Lexington, Kentucky
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adam mather, RN

Inspector General Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Frankfort, Kentucky
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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 live activity is designated for a maximum of 1.50 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


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 1.50 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 1.8 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0032. 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.


UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.50 hours of participation.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, UK HealthCare CECentral is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UK HealthCare CECentral maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 clinical continuing education credits.


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

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Elizabeth Rhodus, PhD, OTR/L
Alzheimer's Disease Research
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging University of Kentucky
1030 S Broadway Ste 5
Lexington KY 40504
(859) 257-5562 | fax (859) 257-4233