Investigator Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializes in a subset of swallowing disorders known as dysphagia. Additionally, her work focuses on how dementia and related cognitive decline comes hand-in-hand with symptoms of dysphagia. She suggests that cognitive impairments and attention deficits can negatively impact swallow functioning.
Rogus-Pulia was recently featured in two articles by Being Patient, an online source for Alzheimer’s disease and brain health news. The articles involved dysphagia and its link to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The articles examine the warning signs that a person may have dysphagia and how to help a loved one with the condition.