Monday, April 09, 2012

A Lecture For All Of Us

Delaware Hospice’s Family Support Center will hold a Lunch Bunch Lecture on “Understanding Hoarding,” with Dr. Angela D’Antonio, on Friday, April 13th, at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

The suggestion that 3 million people engage in compulsive hoarding is likely an underestimation of this generally hidden and untreated clinical condition.

For families who have had to deal with someone who hoards, this problem is a living nightmare. Those who hoard have limited insight into the seriousness of their living situation, experience extreme anxiety when asked to part with their possessions, and are strongly resistant to getting help. Judging those with this crippling disease is never helpful. Understanding what drives this behavior is the first step in being able to address it.

This workshop will explore the causes of this compulsive behavior, ways families can intervene, the resources available and therapeutic approaches generally used to treat hoarding.

Lunch Bunch Lectures are organized by Delaware Hospice’s Family Support Center and are open to the public. Registration is required as seating capacity is limited, and the cost of lunch is $5.00 per person.

Register by Wednesday, April 11th, by contacting Vicki Costa, Associate Director of Family Support Center, at 302-856-7717, x1129, or

About Delaware Hospice
Since 1982, Delaware Hospice has provided exceptional care and support to 39,000 patients and their families. Its mission is to help each patient, each day, live the fullest, most comfortable life possible. Delaware Hospice is the largest and only licensed, nonprofit, community-based hospice serving Delaware and southern Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania. Delaware Hospice is honored to be accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading health care standards-setting and accrediting organization. Delaware Hospice was voted as a 2011 Top Workplace in an employee survey by Workplace Dynamics and the News Journal. For more information about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services, upcoming events, or employment opportunities, call 800-838-9800 or visit our website,

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