Older Adults and ADHD

Could you or someone you love be living with undiagnosed ADHD at age 55 or beyond?

While it’s widely viewed as a childhood condition, in fact, ADHD continues to affect people across the lifespan. 

What’s more, back when those of us over the half-century mark were young, the diagnosis either didn’t yet exist (it wasn’t formally identified and defined until 1968), or was relatively unknown, even among health care professionals.

So what are some of the clues that an older individual might have ADHD?

You can find out more about how the condition affects older adults in my latest Good Times health feature: ‘ADHD’.

A big thank-you to the interviewees who so kindly shared their stories and expertise:

 

Thank-you too, to the Centre for Awareness and ADHD Advocacy (CADDAC), based here in Canada.

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