Event Date: Dec 03, 2015

We apologize but this webinar was not recorded nor are the slides available, in keeping with the wishes of the presenter.


12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

​This webinar presentation will review the relationship between hoarding & Diogenes syndrome, the latter a term applied in 1975 for the situation of (mostly older) persons living in situations of extreme squalor, self neglect, hoarding, and yet active denial there is anything the matter and active rejection of any help or interventions. While 50% may have a mental health issue as an explanation, 50% do not, giving rise issues of capacity and self determination complicating trying to help persons.  There will be a discussion of risk factors, prevalence, associated mortality, and management strategies & social services that can help.

This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)

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Dr. Brian Misiaszek, MD, FRCPS (C), Chief of Geriatric Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences

Brian Misiaszek is an Associate Professor and Clinical Educator in the Department of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University.  He completed his MD at the University of Western Ontario in 1997 and his residency training in Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University in 2001.  He is currently the Chief of Service for Geriatrics at Hamilton Health Sciences.   Dr. Misiaszek has a Geriatric Medicine clinic at St. Peter’s Hospital twice weekly, part of which includes Outreach home visits. He also provides in-patient consults at Hamilton Health Sciences hospital sites, as well as providing regular coverage for the Geriatric Rehab Unit (GRU) located at the Juravinski Hospital site.  His research interests includes dementia, drugs in the elderly, and he is an internationally recognized expert on extreme hoarding in seniors (i.e. Diogenes Syndrome).  He has also written and distributes free of charge via the Geriatric Division’s web page his popular 160 page Geriatric Medicine Survival Guide,  an educational resource used by both local and international medical learners.  A newer updated collaborative version is in the works.