#ElderCareChat 4/18/15 Recap: Hoarding Among Seniors & Caregivers

shutterstock_87052121During Wednesday’s live discussion, 32 attendees talked about the “emotional tug-of-war” that can happen between a caregiver (or caring family member) who is trying to help a hoarder, the “save everything” mentality that many Depression-era seniors possess, and the importance of recognizing that filling a dumpster doesn’t always solve the deeper issue.

Discussion questions are embedded in the highlights below:

Read our post on hoarding. 

Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared here, via the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for connecting us to this invaluable service). Analytics are available too; click here to see who attended.

We now offer a “landing page” on our blog with information about the upcoming chat, including a tentative list of questions. Refer to this page on our blog for the latest.

Don’t miss our next #ElderCareChat: Wednesday, May 5th at 1pm ET. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour. Topic: TBA; Denise Brown (@caregiving) will lead the conversation.

If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you, or the company you represent, have to offer.

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2 comments on “#ElderCareChat 4/18/15 Recap: Hoarding Among Seniors & Caregivers
  1. Beau says:

    Hoarding is a very interesting and complicated issue/condition or however you want to call it. Having experience with helping hoarders with a variety of things, I found it to be a very similar habit to break like that of smoking or anything else really thats addicting. Similar in the sense that to break it, the process is so much different for everybody, there is not one single way that works for everybody.

    • Great point, Beau — it’s a complicated issue unique to each person it affects and therefore requires a specialized solution. Thanks for stopping by the blog and sharing your thoughts!

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