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.
- Hoarding: A Challenging and Potentially Dangerous Dementia-Related Behavior
Hoarding is an extreme “collecting” behavior seen in some people who have Alzheimer's disease and obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Fortunately, there are some strategies that caregivers and family members can use to help manage these behaviors.
- 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.