“ADHD in Older Adults: From Late Diagnosis to Treatment Strategies” [Video Replay & Podcast #331]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#331), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on November 5, 2020.
ADHD in children is the most highly researched disorder in the world, but we know relatively little about how ADHD affects adults — and almost nothing about its presentations and challenges for older adults. Not so long ago, we thought that people outgrew ADHD; even today, many professionals believe that ADHD is a minor issue for older adults. Statistics tell a different story.
Accurate diagnosis and treatment for older adults is critical, yet few psychiatrists, neurologists, and psychologists are trained adequately in mid-life or late-life ADHD. As a result, there is a strong risk that never-diagnosed ADHD in older adults will be mistaken for early signs of dementia.
- How to distinguish ADHD from mild cognitive decline in older adults
- The struggles and benefits of a late ADHD diagnosis
- Key considerations when treating older adults with medication and psychotherapy
- The primary life challenges of older adults with ADHD
- The different challenges men and women with ADHD face in their later years
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Read More on ADHD in Adults from Dr. Nadaeu
- “Q&A: Is It Worth Seeking an ADHD Diagnosis After 50?”
- “Home Alone? Older Adults with ADHD are Staying Safe but Really Lonely“
- “When I’m 64: Why ADHD Treatment Gets Tougher with Age”
Obtain a Certificate of Attendance
If you attended the live webinar on November 5, 2020, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »
Meet the Expert Speaker
Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., is the founder and clinical director of The Chesapeake Center – ADHD Learning and Behavioral Health in Bethesda, Maryland, one of the largest private ADHD specialty clinics in the United States. She is the recipient of the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her work in collaboration with Patricia Quinn, MD on girls and women with ADHD. She is the author of over a dozen books on ADHD and is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally. Her upcoming book is Still Distracted After All These Years. | See expert’s full bio »
- “As a 78 year old woman diagnosed with ADHD while trying to do a Master’s in Art Education, today’s presentation was very insightful and helpful.”
- “Thank you so very much, I feel a little brighter after your webcast. I am certainly not alone.”
- “This was so affirming and valuable. I would love to see a follow up webinar with Dr. Nadeau to answer more questions.”