There’s something in our human nature that causes us to want to collect things. Some collect autographs, some collect coins, stamps or other memorabilia. Collecting can be fun. But as we grow older, there’s a chance our innocent pastime can turn into something else. This week… Diane explores the darker side of collecting gone awry.

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Elderly Hoarding  is called “Diogenes Syndrome. A person diagnosed with Diogenes syndrome typically exhibits some, or all, of these symptoms:
  • extreme self-neglect.
  • filthy surroundings.
  • excessive hoarding.
  • denial about their situation.
  • no embarrassment or shame about their surroundings or lack of cleanliness.
  • refusal of support or help.

To learn more here are some links:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4016666/

https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp-rj.2017.120804

https://www.consultant360.com/articles/look-diogenes-syndrome

 

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