ago but has a hoarding problem and cleaning issue that could be on a hoarder's show. Any non -critical offer of help is answered by behaviors that become overwhelmingly hostile. My siblings live far away. They don't seemed concerned about the health and fire risks for my mother. She refuses to throw almost anything away.She even keeps paper drink cups from fast food restaurants to reuse. If a member of the Dept. of Family and Children services visited, actions would have to be taken. I do not criticize, attempt to move papers, but have tried to help clean. Her house has more than 3,000 square feet and has mice, of course. I do not eat there unless I bring the food. She saves food for at least a month. This is not a financial issue, but it is a family secret. I am the youngest girl and live the closest to her. Mom had a TBI five years ago and has recovered some but is not always rational although she is rational on some days. My father would be appalled if he saw the house even though the hoarding had started many years before he died. The house is truly unhealthy now. I promised Dad I would look after her, but I cannot fight an 84 year old woman and older siblings who visit rarely. I am open to any suggestions. I need to mention that she has become very volatile and hostile with some people on some subjects. I am frequently her target when she is frustrated. I have started sticking to text messages since she likes to text in order to make certain she is okay in the morning and at night. I know she is a child of the Great Depression, but she did not have a difficult life. She really did not realize life had changed like my father who did go hungry at times. I am on my own. My husband just ridicules and makes comments. She does not let people in her house unless she cannot avoid it, and Mom is getting much worse, not better. I want to help with as much non-patronizing kindness as I can. Does anyone have any suggestions?