Hoarding can be caused by depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and a host of other mental conditions. It sometimes occurs in the elderly, especially if they grew up during rough economic times and live on a fixed income. Here's what to do if a parent hoards possessions.
- How to Handle Hoarding Behaviors in Dementia Patients
Hoarding is an extreme "collecting" behavior seen in some people who have Alzheimer's disease and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. There are some tips that caregivers and family member can try to mitigate these behaviors.
- How do I help my parent stop hoarding?
Be very careful when speaking to a hoarder about their behaviors. There are excellent specialists who do nothing but deal with this issue and help people clean up their homes and get rid of their hoards.
- Senior Anxiety, OCD and Hoarding
Anxiety disorders among the elderly include general anxiety, hoarding and obsessive compulsive disorder.
- Hoarding Behaviors Worsen With Age
New research indicates that hoarding behavior among the elderly becomes more severe with age. However, a proven link between hoarding and depression has shed light on an effective way to put a stop to this frustrating and harmful behavior.