A Call for Better Awareness and Diagnosis of ADHD in Older Adults

 ADHD in the News 2016-03-10

Mary Orr, a 68-year-old clinical social worker, complains to her doctor that she struggles to remain focused, becomes easily distracted and has difficulty completing tasks at work and chores at home. After asking a few questions, her physician tells her that this is part of normal aging...Both health care providers and patients need to be better informed about the prevalence of ADHD in people over 50 to increase identification, diagnosis and treatment, and ultimately improve the quality of life of people suffering from treatable cognitive complaints.