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. Older Adult and Physiologic Changes
As we age, physiologic changes impact our health, increasing risk for decline in mobility, cognition, nutrition and diseases. Medication use increases, whether it is self-medication with over the counter products or increased use of prescriptions prescription drugs. These physiologic changes can impact the effect of medications.
2. Metabolism and Absorption of Medications
Medications differ in how they are administered, metabolized and absorbed in the body. This process varies based on the type of medication. The 3 P’s: pharmaceutic, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics are broken down to increase the understanding of how medications work.
3. CAM - Complementary Alternative Medicine
Many patients and families look for alternative treatment options to complement medications they currently take or to replace them. Herbs used to treat specific disorders/diseases are identified, with discussion of potential side effects.