You make careless errors.  You are easily distractible, have poor concentration, and are forgetful.  You are disorganized and often misplace items.  You interrupt others, are easily frustrated, and have poor follow through on what you start.  These symptoms interfere with your ability to work or engage in activities you enjoy.  Do you suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder or do you have early Alzheimer’s disease?  Or do you have something else? I have several cases a year where I am consulted by someone with these symptoms and asked about both the diagnoses and what to do to help. If you are older than 15 and the symptoms are new (were not present before the age of 12), you don’t have Attention Deficit Disorder and are very unlikely to have Alzheimer’s disease. If you are between 30 and 60, you probably do […]