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Super interesting post, kelseecat.. thank you!
Awww, thanks!! I saw this today online and thought...WOW, cool stuff! I need to post this!
I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

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If she hadn't walked in 12 years, there's nothing she could have done if things were thrown away.

The house can be cleaned by family, can't it?
Her husband could walk.
And no, the family could not just go in and start throwing stuff away. The property was only in the name of the couple living there, and family or not, going there uninvited is trespass. If they wanted to purse legal means, the family could have gotten an attorney and gone through the motions to have the couple evaluated by a professional to see if they were mentally competent enough to remain in charge of their own care, but frankly I don't think anyone even wanted to bother. It was a pretty messed up situation, and that family hated each other.
Also in their case the hoarding developed later in life, so their children were all grown and out of the home long before it became such a massive problem.
How they managed to avoid home inspectors for so long is beyond me

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Where the fuck is Child Protective Services when they are actually needed?!?

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Where the fuck is Child Protective Services when they are actually needed?!?
He used photoshop to place pics of his niece and nephew in the photos, to show how he and his sister grew up in that house. He felt it was too unsafe to actually have them go to the house.

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i know a hoarder (mild form) but only hoards small things that aren't broken or dirty just in case it comes into need using them but it never does lol Seeing those extreme hoarders is almost inimaginable people can live in all that filthy crap.
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According to the American Psychiatric Association, 2 percent to 5 percent of the U.S. population can be clinically labeled hoarders.

Hoarding is more common in adults than children, and it is uncommon for adults over age 50 to begin compulsively hoarding. However, adults age 50 and older are more likely to seek treatment for their behavior than younger hoarders. Without professional behavioral treatment, almost 100 percent of hoarders will relapse into their old ways.

The justifications hoarders offer family and friends for their behavior often fall into one of four categories:

Future need: “I might need this someday.”
Lack of wear or damage: “I can’t throw this away. There is nothing wrong with it.”
Sentimental saving: “This item means too much to me to get rid of it.”
Potential value: “Someday this item could be worth something.”
They simply cannot convince themselves to get rid of something that they see as valuable. The items may take on an exaggerated psychological or sentimental attachment for the hoarder. In psychological terms, the items may become part of a coping mechanism to help the hoarder deal with their fears, uncertainty, and need for control or responsibility. The person may feel shame or guilt if others discover their behavior. For this reason, hoarders may distance themselves from family and friends in order to hide their living conditions.

There is no typical hoarder. Your community team members will not be able to identify a hoarder by the way they speak, dress, or present themselves. The disorder affects every race, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, socioeconomic class, religion and education level. Many hoarders are discovered when neighbors notice strong odors, buckling floors, or infestations in their own homes. Train your community team members, including your maintenance teams, to maintain strong relationships with your residents and to be aware of the telltale signs of hoarding.

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I feel very bad for the old lady.they left her to die

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AND she died alone

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Re: Photos Reveal What It's Like Growing Up with a Hoarder Parent

The photos with the children brushing and using the stove as warmth (insane fire hazard with all that flammable shit around) are both very poignant. I cleanef a hoarders house when I was about 16 with my moms church. These people were more lazy and disgusting rather than compulsive.

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