Take Steps Early to Deal with Hoarding
In a recent television program, a 65-year-old woman living on her own became sick and collapsed in her home. When rescue workers arrived, they found her in the kitchen wedged among mountains of clutter, trash, and human feces. She had to be removed through the window. The show, called Hoarders, is not a television drama or movie of the week. It's a reality series airing on A&E that offers a gripping view into the lives of compulsive hoarders, and the impact that their illnesses have had on their lives and their families' lives.