presented by Denise Dougherty
Financial Disclosures •Honorarium - MedBridge •Honorarium ASHA –Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists •Private Practice Owner
Non-Financial Disclosures •Past President AAPPSPA –American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology •Quality Insights of Pennsylvania
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Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP
Denise Dougherty owns a private practice in Indiana, PA. Ms. Dougherty was an adjunct faculty member at York College of Pennsylvania and Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. She is a past President of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), received the Academy’s 2007 Honor Award for her achievements and…Read full bio
1. Physiologic Changes and the Geriatric Patient
Physiologic changes in our patients contribute to difficulties at mealtime. It is important for the multidisciplinary team involved in the patient’s care to recognize what may be a physiologic change versus a behavioral issue.
2. Impact of Medications and Disorders on Nutrition
Our patients often have numerous co-morbidities, which contribute to a dysphagia. These disorders/disease processes require medications to stabilize the patient but the combination of medications can wreak havoc on level of alertness, muscle strength, saliva production, smell, taste and appetite.