Is what some experience ADD, ADHD or Alzheimer’s or Dementia? (Posted late on 05/24 from 05/23)

According to Thomas E. Brown, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders, some of the patients that come to see him are afraid of the symptoms they are experiencing. Although these women happen to be smart and successful, they are afraid that they may be experiencing the initial signs of Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.
Some of the experiences include forgetting words, not being able to concentrate like before, and other symptoms that seem to set into these females after they experience menopause. Estrogen just happens to be the primary modulator for a female’s release of dopamine in their brain. After menopause, estrogen levels drop. When they are en diagnosed with ADD or ADHD syndrome, they want to know if their symptoms are just a continuation of this syndrome or if they are beginning to experience early onset symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.
It is no wonder that they are frightened! I know I would be. ADD/ADHD is one thing. Alzheimer’s and Dementia are something else entirely! To be able to relate this information is just another way for me to display 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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