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Caregivers of Older Adults Blog | Hoarding

Managing Dementia-Related Rummaging, Hiding, and Hoarding Behaviors

By mmLearn.org on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 @ 03:07 PM

Rummaging, hiding, and hoarding are a few common behaviors exhibited by people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Unfortunately, not only can these activities be frustrating for caregivers, they can also represent a threat to health and wellness of the person exhibiting the behavior. Here's a closer look at the reasons behind rummaging, hiding, and hoarding, as well as some strategies to help caregivers manage these behaviors. Read More

Hoarding and Aging Seniors: Cutting through the Clutter

By mmLearn.org on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 04:30 PM

Stumbling, fumbling, tripping through a messy living room in a hurried fashion towards the restroom. Does this sound like your aging loved one? Seniors are vulnerable to clutter and hoarding, but caregivers can help.

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Understanding the Dangers of Hoarding, Clutter and Senior Adults

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Clutter isn't just an eyesore. When clutter is actually hoarding -- the compulsive acquisition and saving of items with no real value -- it can interfere with a person's ability to function, and over time affect his/her overall health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, hoarding is particularly problematic to seniors and the people who care for them. Here's what you need to know about hoarding, and what you can do as caregiver to help your aging loved one break free of this unhealthy habit.

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It’s not Hoarding – It’s Just Clutter!

By Nina Rios on Wed, Nov 02, 2011 @ 04:27 PM

Topics: Hoarding

When does the clutter become a problem of hoarding?  One certain indication is when the clutter becomes so overwhelming that the person is unable to function adequately. It can affect a persons’ health, family relationships and certainly their socialization in a community. This can be especially troublesome with hoarding and the elderly.

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