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Struggling with attention and organization as you age? It could be ADHD, not dementia
- By Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH, Contributor
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Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH, Contributor
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I have this condition as do both my grandsons. Daughter seems to have grown out of the symptoms she once had except for dyslexia. I think both my brother’s and my sister’s grandsons have it along with 1 of my nephews. I have not found a pill that helps me
I find it so difficult knowing that I am having mental faculty problems. I tried getting help through cognitive therapy. Unfortunately the mental health facilities that I was going to wasn’t much help, which exacerbated my insecurities. I realize that it could have been all of my interpretation, however I felt that my therapists were not reaching me. I used to take great care of my finances. Now I don’t balance my checkbook nor do I reconcile my credit card statements any longer. I keep saying I’m going to do it but I no longer do. I keep my house somewhat neat but my cleaning is less and less frequent. Being alone doesn’t help. Most of the time I feel stuck and I keep digging a deeper hole. I try crawling out of the hole but unfortunately the sides are too high I can’t grasp onto anything. When I do get a foothold it collapses and I slide back down to the bottom.
This makes a lot of sense to me. I had what they called back then
an issue with paying attention or ADD.
While in class I was very easily distracted and exhausting to my teachers.
This continued and I compensated all of my adult life for it.
It never occurred to me until reading this blog, this is probably what is still going on.
I will speak with my primary physician about this..
Again, thank you!
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