An evaluation of procedures to increase cooperation related to hoarding in an older adult with dementia

Jeanne M. Donaldson, Maranda A. Trahan, Sungwoo Kahng

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Abstract

The prevalence of hoarding (collection of and refusal to discard unneeded items) is higher in older adults than the general population and has been correlated with dementia. Treatments to increase cooperation with discarding hoarded items have not been systematically evaluated. This study evaluated two procedures for increasing cooperation with handing over hoarded items in an older adult with dementia. The antecedent-based intervention effectively increased cooperation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-414
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • dementia
  • hoarding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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