Research on ADD/ADHD and future Dementia has revealed the following

While many of my families of seniors in my care continue to ask if ADD and Dementia are related, the latest research was proposed over four years ago. I am not even certain if the research I am conducting actually covers the full scope of what the families are inquiring about.
Many of the families want to know if because of the onset of Dementia if the human brain can change the person so that they appear to have ADD – not so much ADHD (since most seniors lose energy and not gain it!). The research I have uncovered shows that those seniors that develop adult ADHD very certainly could develop some types of Dementia.
Of course I am going to cover this topic, but as time goes along, I will still be searching out efforts to find out the telltale answers that need answering. For now I will tell everyone that the adults that have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have greater than a threefold increased risk of developing Dementia with Lewy Bodies or DLB.
I have covered DLB before, but let’s review: “Lewy Bodies” are abnormal clumps of protein deposits that develop inside nerve cells thus interrupting brain function. This type of Dementia can be found in people that have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease as well as some other neurological disorders.
Tomorrow I will focus more on a study that researchers did in Argentina about adult ADHD and DLB. For now I will just focus and continue to show my clients 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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