Hoarding Seniors – Smilecast 46

Hoarding Seniors

According to the American Geriatrics Society, living alone for long periods of time with a lack of cognitive stimulation, a genetic predisposition to a hoarding condition and a traumatic event can all be a catalyst for the syndrome.

Hoarding Seniors – how to help

  1. Get a cleaning crew
  2. Work room by room
  3. Use a system
  4. Empower the person

Don’t be quick to label a loved one a hoarder. There are many reasons people keep things. Here are some tips on recognizing the syndrome and helping others.