By Nicholas Chan We might see increasing forgetfulness in older age as a red flag of mild cognitive decline or dementia. But it turns out that some of the cognitive symptoms may be manifestations of a lifelong condition: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As psychiatrist at McLean Hospital Stephanie Collier writes for Harvard Health, while we often think […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH As we get older, occasional forgetfulness may become more worrisome. Is this the start of dementia, or are we just stressed? Has the loss of structure due to retirement led to this change? Or could we be suffering from another illness, maybe the same illness as our son or granddaughter, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Peterson Today brings us a nice example of that kind of study. Researchers in Sweden interviewed ten people with ADHD over the age of 50, asking them about life with ADHD and looking for patterns in their responses. Specifically, participants were asked: “Could you please share openly what it is like to live with ADHD […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Allison Inserro Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a recognized disorder in adults and children, affecting about 8% of children and 4.4% of adults. However, what is known about ADHD when it affects older adults, especially those nearing retirement age or those who are already retired? Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD, has particular interest in the topic, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Tracy Hampton, PhD When picturing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), images of children who have difficulty focusing and controlling behavior often come to mind. While considerable advances in recognizing and understanding ADHD have allowed for early diagnoses and treatments in youth in recent years, many adults may have grown up with undiagnosed ADHD and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.