Hoarding & Older Adults Articles

  • Anxiety, OCD and Hoarding in Older Adults

    Anxiety disorders common among the elderly include general anxiety, hoarding and obsessive compulsive disorder. Anxiety can be a normal reaction to stress, but when it negatively impacts daily life, its crosses over into a serious medical disorder.

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  • How to Handle an Elderly Parent's Bad Behavior

    Fellow caregivers share their advice and real-life experiences with responding to and managing an aging loved one’s personality changes and difficult behaviors.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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