Late-adulthood ADHD diagnosis can be life affirming! Look at this example:
Now 89, this one-time beauty contestant has a new life after dyslexia and ADHD diagnosis.
Betty Hogg struggled with reading and math for years, only now understands her brain is wired differently.
Story by Rebecca Zandbergen, CBC News:
Originally posted July 21, 2023
I have the great luck of having a wide variety of clients. My oldest client is in their 70s and was diagnosed with ADHD only a few years ago. After receiving their Executive Function Test, they have struggled with accepting the diagnosis and grieving for the loss of what might have been if the diagnosis had happened when they were little.
From reading this CBC article, it is clear that after her testing for reading disabilities (Dyslexia Testing) and her ADHD diagnosis, Betty Hogg has found significant relief. Rather than blaming herself for her perceived shortcomings, she now understands that her brain was wired differently from the beginning. She was never “stupid.” She didn’t fit the demands of how we designed learning in school.
It is never too late to be diagnosed. Late diagnosis can be life-changing!