Is your mom a “collector”? Does Dad find it difficult to throw anything away? Sometimes, our parents’ love for mementoes of happy times is simply a wish to remember, and harms neither them nor anyone else. Sometimes, though, this behavior may be a sign of hoarding, which can be unhealthy and even become dangerous. This article from caring.com provides some insights for dealing with a loved one’s hoarding behavior.
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