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Home Alone? Older Adults with ADHD are Staying Safe but Really Lonely

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This pandemic does not discriminate. But it does disproportionately impact the health and wellbeing of older people, and those with pre-existing conditions like asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eight out of 10 deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults age 65 and older.1 (Those over 80 with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart or lung diseases are at greatest risk.)“Many older adults with ADHD are really struggling; they tend to be worriers by nature and now a really scary worry is on their minds,” says Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., the founder and clinical director of The Chesapeake Center for ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Health, one of the largest and

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