Hoarding in Australia

Australian Hoarding

FIREFIGHTERS are being called to hoarders’ homes once every 10 days, with the compulsive disorder contributing to more than 20 per cent of deaths in house fires.

Experts warn that hoarding, most common in those aged over 65, will increase as the population ages.

MFB community ageing strategist Julie Harris said responses to hoarding incidents had jumped over the past three years from one every 14 days to one every 10.

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  • Michelle Ainsworth
  • Herald Sun
  • October 29, 201212:00AM

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