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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hoarding Disorder

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hoarding Disorder

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Lisa O'Neill, MPH, Teri Kennedy, PhD, MSW
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
21215
Date Posted: 
08/02/2018
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
07/10/2018
Abstract: 

Hoarding is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. List the characteristics that define the diagnosis of hoarding.
  2. Describe the usual presentation of hoarding.
  3. Identify an effective therapy for hoarding in patients who have good cognitive/executive function.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

Content Categories: 
Learning resource types: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH lvitkus@aging.arizona.edu


Suggested Citation:
Dr. Teri Kennedy and Lisa O'Neill. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hoarding Disorder. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21215