ADHD Expo, October 26 to November 1, 2014

The 2014 ADHD Awareness Expo will take place online from October 26 – November 1, 2014 during the last week of ADHD Awareness Month.

Find help and support to understand and treat ADD / ADHD, and make connections with members of the ADD / ADHD Community in the ADHD Awareness Expo Chat Room.

All week, special guests will be join by video to share tips and strategies. The ADHD Awareness Expo is a free virtual event.

F-lux: Help Melatonin Maintain Levels at Night

The blue light that is emitted by computer screens makes it hard to keep our melatonin levels high at night. f.lux is designed to help with this by automating screen brightness as the sun goes up and down. It is free for Windows and can be downloaded here.

In Settings you can choose a brightness for the day and the night, and enter your latitude. In Edmonton, this is 53.5472° N, 113.5006° W. You can find this by googling the latitude of your nearest large town or city.

f.lux features an override button, if you are working on something that is colour sensitive.

While it’s not difficult to change screen brightness, f-lux means you never have to think about it again. (http://f-lux.en.softonic.com/)

Children’s Sleep Study Survey at the University of Alberta

Children with ADHD sometimes have trouble falling asleep at night. As a parent, well aware of your child’s sleep habits, researchers at the University of Alberta are inviting you to participate in a brief survey so that we can get your perspectives on treating your child’s sleep problems. For more information about the survey, please contact the study research coordinator, Salima Punja at salimapunja@med.ualberta.ca or 780-342-8272.