I've just joined the list. I'm 64 and just diagnosed with ADHD and Aspergers. It came about because I've been under the care of a Neurologist for nervous system disorder known as CIDP which is a chronic form of Guillain Barre disease. I'ts inflammatory in nature and frequently driven by stress emotions that have been internalized. Anti inflammatory medical treatments have not helped much, so I've been receiving Acupuncture and stress counseling from a psychologist.
I've just started a trial of Ritalin to help cut down on distractions that keep me from focusing on tasks that I really want to do but found that I could not concentrate or retain information. There are a few other things going on as well such as self isolation etc. So far it seems after a couple of days I've already noticed some improvement in concentration, being able to hear others when they speak, and I even went out for a short while in a small social gathering today which went pretty well.
I have at least two grandchildren on the spectrum, one of my daughters who is their mother and has been dealing this this for 3 or 4 years kept saying that she thought I was on the spectrum also, I did not know what she was talking about. It seems now that she was right.
After being tested and seeing the questions in one of the diagnostic test which really jumped out at me and identified quite a few things that I've encountered in my life, I understand that I really found ways to hide what I felt and work around them to try to fit into society and it pretty much got me this far.
I'm curious how many other adults are diagnosed later in life, and what their progress has been?