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Anxiety disorders among the elderly include general anxiety, hoarding and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Obsessive compulsive behaviors interfere with the daily life of an elderly person and their caregiver. The elder is unable to control the rituals.

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.