Caregiving for Loved Ones With ADHD or Autism

“When Sheldon Snodgrass was growing up, he and his family laughed at his father’s distractedness, starts and stops of activities, and lack of focus. Now that his dad is in his 80s, living on his own since Snodgrass’s mom passed away earlier this year, the behaviors that were once cute and tolerable have become a challenge to deal with as a long-distance caregiver. Snodgrass has noticed a marked reduction in the elder Snodgrass’s executive function with increased agitation over the slightest issues.

‘Dad doesn’t accurately paint a picture of where he is at cognitively speaking. I think he’s afraid of us knowing the truth, so he hides behind a facade,’ Snodgrass said. ‘He’s very . . .”

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