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Older adults who hoard can be assisted by community-based organizations

May 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO — An American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting workshop confronted the reality that the condition of individuals who hoard often deteriorates as one ages. Mental health providers and social service agencies are most often who manage these vulnerable older adults.

Jack Sherratt , LCSW, is the Director of Project ORE, which is a hoarding initiative that targets older adults in New York City. It is part of the Educational Alliance.

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Older adults who hoard can be assisted by community-based organizations

May 23, 2017
SAN DIEGO — An American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting workshop confronted the reality that the condition of individuals who hoard…

In the Journals

Depression may be early sign of dementia

May 17, 2017
Depressive symptoms in midlife, even if chronic or recurring, did not increase risk for dementia; however, symptoms later in life did increase risk. …

In the Journals

PTSD, psychotropic medication increase dementia risk

May 15, 2017
PTSD diagnosis was associated with increased risk for dementia among veterans, which varied with use of psychotropic medications. “Emerging…

National Prevention Week: The importance of prevention in mental health

May 15, 2017
National Prevention Week, which takes place from May 14 to 20, highlights the importance of prevention in mental health. Research has indicated…

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