Almost everyone who has ADHD has trouble remembering things.Part of the reason is that we have poor working memory and another part is because we tend to constantly be thinking ahead a few minutes or more in an effort to prepare ourselves for whatever is next. Living in the future like this means you aren't paying enough attention to the present, which means you can't remember where you put your keys.Over the years I've picked up a few tips on how to help remember what you need to; I'm sharing them here....more
I've seen so many beautiful photos on my timelines this week. Moms are sharing pictures of their children heading off to college. I've enjoyed seeing all the pics of packing, dorm rooms, and tearful farewells as you drop your babies off at the university of their choice.
I'm so happy for all the Moms and young adults embarking on the next phase of their lives.
But what about the Moms that aren't making that trip? I wonder how they're feeling right now?
Researchers believe they've found a correlation between the month you were born and certain diseases/disorders. They scanned 1.7 million medical records and found that of 1,688 diseases, 55 were somewhat linked to birth month.A few things to consider:1. This was done using NYC medical records, so obviously it could be different in other states or countries.2. The increased correlation isn't huge--or definitive.3. This is more just for reading pleasure because it's interesting - not because it's foretelling of your cause of death. ; )...more
I will start by introducing myself. I am a wife to the most wonderful man there is, I am also the mother of two wonderful children. Jade our daughter is 11 years old. She is the light of our lives. She is an achiever, she is so helpful and fun. Rowan our son is 9 years old. We live in South Africa. Rowan is what I call our "work in progress". He was diagnosed with ADHD as well as ODD....more
It's called "loss of control eating syndrome" (LOC-ES) and it's similar to binge eating. The condition appears to be linked to ADHD and they share a biological mechanism.Although kids who take stimulant meds for ADHD tend to lose weight, experts say there's a strong association between ADHD and obesity (and being overweight). Why?One theory is that the impulsivity that is usually found in ADHD is the same cause of the loss of control over eating....more
Move over medicines and surgery! Professionals and amateurs alike are figuring out how to harness the power of neuroplasticity - the brain's ability to change in response to experience and stimuli - at ANY age.Case #1: (Parkinson's)...more
A study out of the University of Central Florida has found that kids with ADHD who are allowed to move frequently via fidgeting have increased information retention and abilities to work out complex cognitive tasks.There are several interesting issues/findings mentioned here, not all of which I can or would be willing to back up. Here are a few of my concerns:...more
Here's an interesting piece about adults misusing ADHD meds to get ahead in the workplace.In this case, a 20-something who used the name "Elizabeth," actually texted her "dealer" to bring pills to her apartment so she could work until 7 a.m. She took the pills to help her concentrate on a PowerPoint presentation that was due the next day.What's scary is that this is not uncommon. The article states that stimulant abuse is no longer just a college-related issue; now it's graduating into the work force....more
I live in Colorado so I found this very interesting.Higher altitude states have lower ADHD rates. In Utah, for example, the rate of diagnosed ADHD is 50% of states at sea level.And for every one foot increase in elevation, the likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD decreases by .001 %.Why?1. Higher altitudes mean more dopamine production. Decreased dopamine is linked to ADHD.2. It could also be partially due to regional disparities in diagnosing ADHD....more