Archive for 'Attention, Memory & Learning'
If you struggle with adult ADHD, you may take some comfort in the famous company you keep, as more and more celebrities are sharing their personal stories and victories living with the condition. From athletes to entrepreneurs, these ADHD advocates can also inspire children with ADHD that may at time doubt their abilities.
Many of the characteristic symptoms of ADHD that can be typically be a hindrance actually helped the following people shape their own path to success, as they found ways to work around the challenges and focus on their strengths to reach their own goals.Full Story
Have you noticed an increase in your child’s ADHD symptoms at home? Or has your child’s teacher reported a decreased ability in your child to stay on task and focus? If so, you may want to consider how much time your child is spending in front of the TV or playing video games. An Iowa State University study found that both activities are associated with increased attention problems in children.Full Story
We know that smoking and obesity are harmful to our health- but a new study published in the Neurology journal showed that these unhealthy lifestyle risk factors as well as other health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes may accelerate the aging process and diminish brain functioning.Full Story
With back to school right around the corner, it’s important to test a very simple activity with your own children, particularly if they walk to and from school or have to cross a street to get to the school bus on their own.Full Story
The start of the fall semester, regardless of the age of the student, seems to inevitably coincide with a higher prevalence of illness. Children are often very susceptible to illness because their immune systems are not yet developed. In addition, young children may times have poor hygiene habits, including not properly washing their hands, frequently touching their noses and mouths, and sharing toys.Full Story
Research shows that children thrive on routine, and need healthy boundaries to be maintained while they develop. While it’s a good idea to restore balanced everyday routine in the household as soon as possible following a holiday, it is equally important that this be done in a gentle and realistic manner.Full Story
Most people are familiar with the characteristic symptoms of ADHD, such as hyperactivity, distractibility and impulsiveness. However, lesser discussed and equally problematic symptoms can also include aggression behavior or anger outbursts. Combined with the unpredictable nature typical of someone with ADHD, a hostile outburst could potentially hurt the sufferer as well as others around him or her, or lead to other unfavorable consequences.Full Story
Would you describe yourself as an impulsive, restless, chronic procrastinator with a short temper? If so, it’s possible that you have adult ADHD. According to a recent World Health Organization study, about 4 percent of adults have adult ADHD. However, it is highly likely that many more have not been diagnosed, as it is estimated that about half of kids with ADHD still have it in adulthood.Full Story
School can be loads of fun, but may also be a daunting place for children of all ages. Smaller children may need extra reassurance and mental support due to emotional upsets that can affect schoolwork. Concentration and focus are both key aspects when trying to achieve good work and successful learning.Full Story
As ADHD is a controversial issue, the possible role that certain foods play in influencing the various symptoms of ADHD (and related behavior) is also a hotbed of discussion.
A number of diets have been suggested for children with symptoms of attention deficit disorder or ADHD. Various studies have reported behavioral improvement with diets that restrict possible allergens in the diet.Full Story