Hoarding in Older Adults
Among the senior population, hoarding disorder is more common among women and in seniors living alone. While hoarding tendencies and hoarding disorder can occur across the lifespan, it poses added risks for the aging population, particularly frail elderly. "Older adults with hoarding disorder are at increased risk for falling, fires and mold in the home, poor hygiene and nutrition, and medical problems. The level of perceived risk increases with hoarding symptom severity. Food contamination, social isolation, and medication mismanagement are also problems with older adults." To read more about hoarding disorder including its presentation and management strategies check out this great article (Psychiatric Times)
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