Live Webinar on November 5: ADHD in Older Adults: From Late Diagnosis to Treatment Strategies
Register below for this free expert webinar to learn about ADHD diagnosis and treatment in older adults on Thursday, November 5 at 1 pm ET.
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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.
Kathleen Nadeau has been studying and interviewing older adults with ADHD across the country for several years now. She will discuss their life stories as well as how they are meeting challenges, managing symptoms, and achieving successes.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- 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
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
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.
Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive around 45 minutes after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.
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