The Kentucky Enduring, Education and 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: health care 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 here.  


Series Topic


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


Specific Types of Dementia and Issues that may be Disease-Specific: Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Lewy Body, and 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 2020

Management of Pain and other Chronic Health Conditions in Dementia

September 2020

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

December 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. Health care 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 online CECentral website after successful completion of the post-program training module (required pass rate of 80% correct). Each online presentation requires approximately 90 minutes 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. 

Alzheimer’s Training for Health Care Providers  

Course Description

The diagnosis and treatment of dementia is an emerging health care imperative with more than 5 million persons living with Alzheimer’s dementia. Specialized knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of dementing conditions is relegated to a small handful of specialty-trained behavioral neurologists and geriatric psychiatrists, supported by an equally small population of medical support staff including nurses, social workers, CNAs, and PT/OT staff. This is clearly inadequate to meet the burgeoning demand.

Presentations are available here.  

Educational Activities

Live Activity

Online Activity

Non-Alzheimer's Dementias: Dementia With Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Vascular Dementia

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End Stage Dementia and End-of-Life Care

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Safety Precautions in Older Patients: Medications, Driving Risks, and Home Environment

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Recognizing Medical Disorders that Mimic Dementia

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Confidentiality and Privacy of Health Information

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The Docs Talk About Memory Loss: Is it Normal Aging or Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Supporting Family Caregivers and Underserved Populations in Providing Care for Patients with Alzheimer’s

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Breaking News On the Horizon: How Close Are We to Curing Alzheimer’s?

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Each online presentation will require approximately 90 minutes to complete. This includes time for evaluation and testing. You are encouraged to watch the material and complete the test/evaluation in one sitting, however, this is not a requirement. For example, you may choose to watch the video in one sitting, then return later to complete the test/evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, a certificate of continuing education credit based on the type of credit you requested will display. You can print it or it will be saved in your transcript for future reference. Funding for this series, NIA Grant P30 AG028383, HRSA PHTC Grant #UB6HP20155.

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