New question posed to me is if ADD/ADHD is related to Dementia (Posted late on 05/21/15 from 05/20/15)

If you have ever worked as an elderly caregiver, you may realize that seniors with Dementia seem to have some form of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). They are constantly changing their attention from one thing to another within seconds. Perhaps they are getting out of the car and they forget to swing their legs out because, by golly, there is some lint on their clothing. Maybe you are taking a walk and every few feet something catches their attention. Another thing that may make their mind wander is if they are attempting to tackle a task and someone speaks to them; right away their attention shifts and they completely lose track of what they were doing.
These are only examples, but any type of change in any scenario could switch the mindset away from the task at hand. Sometimes it seems as this is just how things go, but then it does get worrisome when the habits become extreme. That is when the questions come out.
My son who is studying at The Citadel has high aspirations’ to become a surgeon for the military. He is studying Biology and Psychology. I posed the questions that have been asked of me – if ADD/ADHD is related to Dementia and he said he has not heard of that. So I went online and am doing some of my own research on the topic. Over the next few days or so, I will be communicating what I learn.
I do all of this research as it comes up so that I can show my clients in every way possible that With Age Comes Respect.

About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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