An eye-opening discovery from a recent Rutgers study has brought to light a startling revelation – adults living with ADHD are confronted with a staggering threefold elevated risk of developing dementia.
“Using data from a national cohort study of more than 100,000 people who were followed from 2003 to 2020, researchers analyzed those with and without ADHD and the occurrence of dementia among the groups as they aged. Researchers found the presence of adult ADHD was associated with a significantly higher risk of dementia even when other risk factors for dementia were taken into account, such as cardiovascular conditions.”
“ADHD in adults may materialize as a neurological process that reduces the ability for them to compensate for the effects of cognitive decline later in life, researchers said.”
“Symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity in old age shouldn’t be ignored and should be discussed with physicians,” said Stephen Levine, a professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Haifa.
This groundbreaking research compels us to focus our attention on the often overlooked symptoms of ADHD in older individuals and explore interventions that could potentially mitigate this alarming risk.
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