Jul 21

Seniors with ADHD: Stats, facts and tips

By MD for Seniors

Forgetful seniors may be living with ADHD, which may be confused for dementia.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a fairly common mental condition that impacts millions of Americans.

Though many people associate ADHD with energetic young children who struggle to pay attention in class, there are actually many nuances to this condition. As doctors get a better understanding about what ADHD is and how it manifests, they are also learning more about the people who have it, including the fact that adults, even seniors, may be living with this disorder as well.

What is ADHD?
ADHD is a cognitive disorder marked by trouble focusing, hyperactivity and impulsivity, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

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