The Kentucky Enduring, Education & care Network for Collaborative Dementia Care (KEEN-CDC) Series

KEEN-CDC aims to improve the quality of care for certified nursing facility residents through the development of educational programming with a target audience including:  healthcare administrators, physicians, medical directors, advanced practice nurse practitioners (ARNP), physician assistants (PA), nurses, social workers, PT/OT professionals, speech therapists, nursing assistants, dieticians/nutritionists, activity directors, and OIG long term care surveyors, LTC ombudsman and quality improvement organizations.  The overarching goals include the delivery of a novel educational program that specifically focuses on educational topics on common CMS deficiencies and provide quality of care recommendations. This program is initially broadcasted live, with presentations by dementia care specialists, followed by interactive Q & A sessions. These presentations are promoted nationally by the CMS and affiliates for all long-term care professionals.  The KEEN-CDC Initiative is funded through CMS Grant #2018-04-KY- 0329 and the Kentucky Office of the Inspector General.

Presentations are available at:


Series Topic


Overview of Dementia, CMS  Long Term Care Requirements for Providers, and targeted areas of deficiencies for KY CNFs


Specific Types of Dementia & Issues that may be Disease-Specific: Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Lewy Body, & Frontotemporal Dementia


Pharmacologic Management of Cognitive, Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia


Non-pharmacologic Management of Cognitive, Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia

Pending online posting

Co-morbid Medical Illnesses as a Cause for Dementia or Contributor to Abrupt or Further Decline

June 2, 2020

Management of Pain and other Chronic Health Conditions in Dementia

September 1, 2020

Nutrition, Feeding Behavior, & Sleep disorders: Diagnosis & Management

December 1, 2020

Physical Disability and Motor Function in Dementia

March 2021

Management of Daily Cares in Dementia: Bathing, Dressing, and Incontinence

June 2021

Elder Abuse Issues and Capacity Determination in Dementia

September 2021

End-of-Life Issues and Palliative/Hospice Care in Dementia

December 2021

Integrated Overview of Lessons-Learned for adopting CMS Long Term Care Requirements for Providers and Addressing Deficiencies for KY CNFs: A Practical Guide to Success in Caring for the Resident with Dementia


Continuing Education 

These programs are completely free of charge and provide continuing medical education credits. The programs are accredited through the University of Kentucky and CECentral. Healthcare professionals engaging in the program can select any or all modules for training, after registering through the secure CECentral website. CE credits are afforded through the on-line CECentral website after successful completion of the post-program training module (required pass rate of 80% correct).  Each online presentation requires approximately 1.5 hours to complete. Once the evaluation is complete, a certificate of continuing education credit based on the type of credit requested will display. The certificate can be printed or be saved in CECentral for future reference. 

For more information on the KEEN-CDC series, contact the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at 859-323-5550