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Provider Training

When you take time for training, you want to be sure it’s time well-spent. Gain insights directly applicable to your practice; plan now to attend a program presented by the experts at the KU ADRC.

Managing Dementia

Learn from the best. Leaders from the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center discuss best practices in screening, diagnosing, and treating various dementias. Students who successfully complete the session will learn how to:

  • Select tools for screening for early signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in a primary care practice
  • Explain the importance of early identification of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Identify appropriate interventions based upon identification of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of dementia and treatment options for the most common forms of dementia
  • Discuss the currently available treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and their impact on the disorder
  • Discuss major research advances that may lead to improved diagnostic, treatment, and prevention efforts
  • Describe the application of patient empowerment features to interdisciplinary dementia support

Student Health Care Provider Training

As part of the University of Kansas, the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is dedicated to helping prepare the next generation of health care providers. We have established the PAIRS program in partnership with the Landon Center on Aging and the KU School of Medicine. The approach “pairs” first-year medical students with people who have been diagnosed with MCI or are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. The program enables the students to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subtleties and implications of early diagnosis.

For additional information, contact Michelle Niedens at

Watch a news clip about the PAIRS program.

KU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Mailstop 6002
Fairway, KS 66205