Is ADHD linked to dementia?

HEALTH NOTES: Is ADHD linked to dementia? Children with behavioural problems are more likely to have grandparents with cognitive decline, study finds


Children with behavioural problems are more likely to have grandparents with dementia, according to a study.

Older relatives of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including parents and grandparents, were 34 per cent more likely to develop dementia, say scientists.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm analysed data from three million people born in Sweden between 1980 and 2001, and looked for links between the three per cent diagnosed with ADHD and the health conditions suffered by their older relatives.

Older relatives of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including parents and grandparents, were 34 per cent more likely to develop dementia, say scientists. (Posed by models)

Older relatives of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including parents and grandparents, were 34 per cent more likely to develop dementia, say scientists. (Posed by models)

ADHD affects about five per cent of children in the UK, causing restlessness, difficulty concentrating and impulsivity.

While scientists could not confirm a direct link, they suggest an undiscovered gene pattern may be at play.

The crunch moment for a quick snack

Britons are most likely to snack in the mid-afternoon – or at 12 minutes to four, to be precise.

The finding comes from a survey of 2,000 people, which also found that Britons were divided over the best type of snack.

For 43 per cent, a savoury treat was the go-to snack; 42 per cent sought a sweet option.

The study, carried out by pork jerky snack-maker Peperami, also found that four in ten respondents always ate the same snack.

Britons are most likely to snack in the mid-afternoon ¿ or at 12 minutes to four, to be precise

Britons are most likely to snack in the mid-afternoon – or at 12 minutes to four, to be precise

Sales of erectile dysfunction treatments have soared since the pandemic began, according to men’s healthcare products provider, Manual.

Sales of products that lift sexual performance have risen by nearly 300 per cent since March last year, it claims.

Earim Chaudry, Manual’s medical director, suggests Covid-related stress and anxiety have hit sexual activity, causing men to seek pharmaceutical help.

Erectile dysfunction affects a third of British men at some point, with stress the most common trigger.

Portsmouth and Bristol were the cities which saw the highest increase in sales of the medication, Manual’s research showed.

Long work commute? Then you’re more likely to get Covid-19, according to a study.

Researchers in the United States found that neighbourhoods with large numbers of residents who travel for up to an hour on public transport to get to work were more likely to see outbreaks.

Neighbourhoods with large households were also more likely to be at the centre of spikes in infections.

On the other hand, densely populated areas such as New York City were not found to be linked to increased levels of Covid.

Long work commute? Then you're more likely to get Covid-19, according to a study. Researchers in the United States found that neighbourhoods with large numbers of residents who travel for up to an hour on public transport to get to work were more likely to see outbreaks. (File image)

Long work commute? Then you’re more likely to get Covid-19, according to a study. Researchers in the United States found that neighbourhoods with large numbers of residents who travel for up to an hour on public transport to get to work were more likely to see outbreaks. (File image)


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