People usually associate ADHD with young children but in fact, it can be a condition in the elderly. ADHD is often difficult to spot in those reaching retirement or those already in their “golden years.” The best way of recognizing the signs of ADHD in seniors is in how they function in everyday life. Often older patients think they are getting dementia when really what they have is undiagnosed ADHD. When examining older patients over 60 years old doctors usually don’t even think to ask about ADHD symptoms.
Some of the symptoms of senior ADHD are the same as the natural decline associated with aging; Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and dementia, so it is easy for ADHD seniors to be wrongly diagnosed.
Read in this guide:
- Signs and symptoms of ADHD in Seniors
- Can elderly people have ADHD?
- Signs of ADHD in older adults?
- Can ADHD lead to dementia?
- What helps seniors with ADHD?
- Can ADHD show up later in life?