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Archives: January 2011

posted: Thursday January 27th - 1:00pm

Adults with ADD: Is Dementia in Your Future?

Adults with a common form of dementia are more than three times as likely to have had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) symptoms earlier in life than those without the condition, according to a recent study.

Could attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) be an early indicator of dementia? A recent study published in the European Journal of Neurology found that adults with Lewy body dementia (LBD), the second most common form of dementia, are more than three times as likely to have had symptoms of ADD/ADHD earlier in life than those without LBD. Researchers from Argentina compared the health histories of 109 patients...
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posted: Thursday January 20th - 12:30pm

Cogmed Working Memory Training Helps Inattention, Other ADHD Symptoms

Cogmed, a five-week program designed to improve working memory, helped produce promising symptom improvements in ADD/ADHD children in a recent study.

A controlled trial of the efficacy of Cogmed, a five-week program designed to improve working memory, conducted at Ohio State University found that the software helped with some of the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD). Parents and teachers were asked to give feedback about participating children at the beginning of the study, immediately following the trial, and four months later. Parents’ findings -- that...
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posted: Monday January 3rd - 4:00pm

With Evidence That ADHD Is Genetic Mounting, Should Testing Become a Family Affair?

The research that indicates ADD/ADHD is hereditary is tough to ignore. If one family member has been diagnosed, should the rest be tested as well?

You’re sitting in the doctor’s office, congratulating yourself for finally scheduling your child for an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) evaluation. As the doctor ticks off the symptoms and asks you to confirm if your child shows signs of them, an uneasy feeling overtakes you. You have more than half of the symptoms you acknowledged in your child. It is one of those confusing, illuminating, unsettling moments...
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