Maranda Trahan is now at Trahan Behavioral Services.
An evaluation of procedures to increase cooperation related to hoarding in an older adult with dementia
Article first published online: 17 APR 2014
© Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 410–414, Summer 2014
How to Cite
Donaldson, J. M., Trahan, M. A. and Kahng, S. (2014), An evaluation of procedures to increase cooperation related to hoarding in an older adult with dementia. Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 47: 410–414. doi: 10.1002/jaba.112
We thank Lindsay Chen for her assistance in conducting sessions and collecting data.
- Issue published online: 13 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 17 APR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 1 JUL 2013
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.