• A senior is struggling with forgetfulness. Is it Alzheimer’s—or ADHD?

    Why ADHD is often easy to miss in seniors

    In children, one of the most common symptoms of ADHD is hyperactivity, but other symptoms include disorganization and inattention—two symptoms that in seniors can often present as cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and other age-related memory conditions.

    David Goodman, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who treats ADHD patients over 50 who’ve previously gone undiagnosed, said the similarities…

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