Aware? — ADD Tip o the Day 350

I spilled a glass of wine last night; fortunately my reflexes are still good and I caught the glass before it broke.  Is that age or ADD or ADHD?  Or aging with ADD?  Am I careless or is it my ADD having me distracted or just that clumsiness often goes along with ADD; they both are brain dysfunctions.  Did you also hear growing up, “Why don’t you pay attention to what you’re doing?!!

I have noticed that I’m more aware lately.  “Oh, if I set that there, I might knock it off.”  “Oh, if I hold it that way, I might drop it.”  “Oh, if I leave that handle sticking out, someone might bump into it.” (the pot of spaghetti was sitting on the stove-could’ve been a mess, like the wine was.) Again, is this ADD or aging?  I know nobody young thinks like that; they are blowing and going and got important things on their minds.

Before my wife speaks up, note that I’m not claiming that these accidents happen less frequently, just less frequently than they would if I wasn’t being aware.  Thinking this way is becoming a habit.

Tonight, I knocked over the container of powdered Parmesan for the spaghetti ( but not the pot!). Oh, well.

doug  add, adhd,deficit,attention,ritalin

coordination in action!!!!!     –>

bonus links:

good follow up on recent posts clik

bryan and andrea on positives  clik

I would love your comments!!! thanks.

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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6 Responses to Aware? — ADD Tip o the Day 350

  1. jeg700 says:

    Hahaha…clumsy is our middle name, isn’t it? One thing for sure, I’ve never been called graceful! Isn’t it fortunate we didn’t fancy ourselves ballerinas:)


  2. andrew,
    interesting and makes good sense. i am a poor guitarist, but slowly improving, so its not impossible, there is room for hope.
    thank you for commenting,


    • Andrew Kinsella says:

      Doug- this business has been highly interesting to me.
      The chiropractor I am seeing is red hot in terms of his understanding of neurology.
      The treatment is having very positive effects, and fortunately I remember enough basic neuro- anatomy to just keep up with his explanations.
      In terms of interest in my profession it has given me a whole new lease of life.


  3. Andrew Kinsella says:

    I learned of my ADHD at age 48- but had been made well aware of my clumsiness by all my schoolmates for as long as i can remember.
    I work as a family physician.
    One of the mainstays of my treatment has been with a chiropractic neurologist.
    His main emphasis is on understanding the normal functionings of the human nervous system.
    One of the key points to understand from this is that the visual, motor, balance and attention systems are inextricably linked.
    The properly functioning human organism should automatically avoid fixed obstacles like pots of parmesan, and do do subconsciously.
    The biggest single demand on working memory is motor activity and co-ordination.
    So in short there is a direct link between ADD and clumsiness.
    Note that like all things there is room for training no matter how clumsy we are- IE I am a good guitarist (but should be great given the amount of practice put in) and a very good skier.


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