Tuesday April 24th from 1-2PM EST.  During this webinar, Bonnie Schroeder will review why older adults are isolated and how this isolation differs from loneliness and solitude. Rachel Sutcliffe will then present findings from an Ottawa-based program entitled “Seniors Centre Without Walls”. Nancy Angus will conclude the presentation by describing the “Grand Individuals Aging with Neighbours in Thunder Bay” (GIANTS) program. For more information or to register please click here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to later life hoarding and diogenes syndrome. 4 pages.

This prospective study was designed to look for the most appropriate appellation, clinical symptoms, and underlying associated diseases, and to investigate a possible central etiology.

This case report is regarding a patient who had sudden-onset hoarding of garbage, spoiled food, and excreta in his house after receiving a life-threatening diagnosis.

This article from Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience includes the recommendation for a neuropsychological evaluation as possibly helpful in identifying the factors contributing to the dysfunctional behavior.

This paper aims to help assist in the identification of patients with Diogenes syndrome to facilitate management.
 

The investigators of this study found that hoarding severity significantly predicted the total number of medical conditions and the vast majority of HD patients reported at least one medical condition.

This publication takes a case study approach to illustrate the complexity of self-neglect, discuss assessment and interventions. It concludes with future implications for policy makers.

The author presents an overview regarding the management issues of elderly self-neglect related to the detection, assessment, reporting and referral, and decision-making capacity. Based on the current literature, the paper is aimed to explore the present knowledge and challenges, and how they can pave the way for solutions to self-neglect research, practice, and policy.

The authors review the presentation of hoarding and provides basic management approaches and resources for family physicians.

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