Understanding Compulsive Hoarding
August 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 10:00 AM PDT
This webinar will focus on the hoarding behavior, a continued accumulation of tangible things with an accompanying inability to dispose of duplicate or similar things. Based upon the latest research, we will explore the most common origins of this hoarding behavior. We will also look at how hoarding is impacted by the aging process and how the act of hoarding can, in turn, negatively impact aging. We will also identify behavioral and pharmaceutical interventions which may reduce or eliminate hoarding behavior in seniors who are otherwise in good health. Lastly, we will explore the hoarding behavior in seniors who have been diagnosed with dementia and identify possible behavioral interventions to accommodate or reduce hoarding with emphasis on residents of long term care settings.