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.
I hit midlife feeling totally overwhelmed. I couldn’t concentrate, couldn’t prioritize. I chalked it up to menopause, or maybe just a series of “senior moments.” But then I found a therapist who understood exactly my problem: I had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In fact, I’d been living with it all my life — but the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Preliminary research suggests that seniors with ADHD experience unique and evolving symptoms that are commonly mistaken for — and overlap with — normal signs of aging. Misdiagnosis and mismanaged treatment after age 60 are serious problems, says Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. Here, she outlines her emerging research and explains how clinicians can better serve older patients. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Susanne M. Jaeggi, Anja Pahor, Aaron R. Seitz If there were an app on your phone that could improve your memory, would you try it? Who wouldn’t want a better memory? After all, our recollections are fragile and can be impaired by diseases, injuries, mental health conditions and, most acutely for all of us, aging. A multibillion-dollar […]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.
The 73-year-old widow came to see Dr. David Goodman, an assistant professor in the psychiatry and behavioral sciences department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, after her daughter had urged her to “see somebody” for her increasing forgetfulness. She was often losing her pocketbook and keys and had trouble following conversations, and 15 minutes later […]Continue Reading... No Comments.