All Jumbled Up

Attention-deficit disorder is afflicting seniors too

Is it possible for a 63-year-old man with a Ph.D. to have attention-deficit disorder? That was the question English professor Richard Haber asked himself six years ago as he sat in his doctor's waiting room and flipped through a book on ADD, as the ailment is known. Haber, who taught at Western New England College in Springfield, Mass., thought he might learn something about his students' problems. Instead, he says, "I recognized myself."

Haber, now retired, had always been disorganized. His life was full of clutter. He had trouble managing everyday tasks and meeting deadlines. "I would ask myself, 'Am I...

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