Seniors, the Brain, and Hoarding

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Seniors, the Brain, and Hoarding


Greetings and Happy Monday!

Dorothy the Organizer sent this interesting article on the relationship between seniors, the brain, and hoarding, which at times results in what is called, "Diogenes Syndrome."

Diogenes Syndrome happens as a result of poor communication between the frontal lobe of the brain [executive functions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_functions] and the rest of the brain. As well, poor emotional and physical support, and compromised health could result in a senior living in squalor.


Here’s the article...I welcome your thoughts: https://www.shieldmysenior.com/diogenes-syndrome/


Until next time,

Regina



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Regina, What I think is interesting is that we now have another disorder so-to-speak called "Senior Squalor Syndrom." Can't believe how Hoarding has so many links to other disorders and diseases. Thanks for posting! xo Dorothy

Nov 13, 2017 - 11:54 AM by Dorothy B