Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Childhood Is Associated with Cognitive Test Profiles in the Geriatric Population but Not with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer's Disease

@inproceedings{Ivanchak2011AttentionDeficitHyperactivityDI,
  title={Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Childhood Is Associated with Cognitive Test Profiles in the Geriatric Population but Not with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer's Disease},
  author={Nikki Ivanchak and Erin Lynn Abner and Sarah A Carr and Stanley J J Freeman and A. F. Seybert and John D Ranseen and Gregory A. Jicha},
  booktitle={Journal of aging research},
  year={2011}
}
The frequency of ADHD in the aging population and its relationship to late-life cognitive decline has not been studied previously. To address this gap in our understanding, the Wender-Utah ADHD Rating scale (WURS) was administered to 310 geriatric subjects with cognitive status ranging from normal cognition to mild cognitive impairment to overt dementia. The frequency of WURS-positive ADHD in this sample was 4.4%. WURS scores were not related to cognitive diagnoses, but did show nonlinear… CONTINUE READING
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