Hoarding Disorder and How You Can Help

This presentation will define Hoarding Behaviours and differentiate between Hoarding Disorder and other forms of object gathering. The presentation will speak about the complexities and contributing factors around hoarding behaviour and teach participants how to best support persons with Hoarding Behaviours. The second part of webinar will address tips on decluttering, releasing items, and organizing for persons challenged by this behaviour.

About the speakers: Colleen Derksen works at Sage Seniors Association coordinating the ‘This Full House’ program, which assists seniors living with Hoarding Disorder by offering assessment, individualized planning, resource information, and follow up support. She also serves as the Chair of the Edmonton Hoarding Coalition. Tracey Fraser is the owner/operator of Helping Hands Personal Assistants. Through her work, she has aided seniors with Hoarding Disorder to declutter and partnered with the This Full House program since 2007. Tracy is a member of the Edmonton Hoarding Coalition.

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