Characteristics and underlying meaning of hoarding behavior in elders with Alzheimer's dementia: caregivers' perspective.

BACKGROUND Dementia and its associated problem behaviors remain bothersome to family and professional caregivers. Exploring characteristics and the underlying meaning of disruptive behaviors in elders with Alzheimer's dementia can be a first step to pursuing patient-centered care. Although hoarding is relatively harmless, unattended excessive hoarding can… CONTINUE READING