This presentation focuses on why hoarding behaviors occur. Recently included in the DMS of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, more conversations are being had on this topic and it does not have to be a family’s secret. People who exhibit hoarding tendencies may place a high value of importance on an object we may not understand. We will review the origin of hoarding disorder, the implications it has on the person them self and their family, to include public safety concerns.
Helen Flores, BS
Helen Flores, BS in Health, is an UTSA graduate from 1998. She immediately went into geriatric care service thereafter graduation. Her work in assisted living doing both marketing and programming, employment and volunteer work at the Alzheimer’s Association, and helping seniors stay in the home environment prepared her to be a respected aging life care manager. Currently, Helen works for Sage Care Management in San Antonio, Texas.
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