The authors sought to investigate which characteristics predict hoarding symptom severity in older adults with hoarding disorder.

This paper describes the development and validation of the Hoarding Rating Scale-Interview (HRS-I), a brief (5-10 minute) 5-item semi-structured interview that assesses the features of compulsive hoarding (clutter, difficulty discarding, acquisition, distress, and impairment).

This pdf presentation provides a comprehensive look at hoarding, including assessment and comorbidities as well as a review of treatment options.

The authors of this article reviewed the literature to identify the available clinical data on compulsive hoarding of possessions by elders living in LTC or other institutional settings. They identified areas where further research is needed.  

This article takes a case study approach to understanding who hoards, the dangers of hoarding, how to identify patients who hoard, treatments and interventions and includes additional resources.

Baycrest Health Sciences in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, will hold Cycle 1 of "Project ECHO Care of the Elderly" (ECHO COE) from April 11, 2018 – July 18, 2018 on Wednesdays 4-5:30 pm. The goal of this free tele-educational program is to enhance the quality of care for older adults in Ontario, by improving the knowledge and skills of primary care providers. To learn more click here.

This full open access CME Journal is the first CME Journal owned and operated by the CGS. The journal is now wholly financially supported by charitable tax deductible donations to the CGS charitable arm - the CGS Foundation. Each edition is full of articles to support the care of older adults.

This article provides family physicians with an update on the approach to diagnosis and management of inappropriate sexual behaviour in persons with dementia.