How do you deal with an older loved one who has begun exhibiting hoarding behavior?
Hoarding behavior goes beyond just collecting mementos of the past. Oftentimes your loved one’s home will be filled with clutter or even trash, and they may find it difficult or impossible to get rid of these things. Their home may become filled, with only narrow pathways to navigate from room to room. These hoarded items can eventually become a health or safety concern and potentially a fire hazard.
When hoarding reaches these unhealthy levels, it’s up to the family members to intervene. But this can be complicated, and it can backfire if handled incorrectly.
Continue reading on Today’s Caregiver to learn three ways to deal with your aging loved one’s hoarding.
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