Mom's room is a mess because she's depressed, and she's depressed because her room is a mess. She takes antidepressant, but I don't think the dose is high enough to help much. We went through so many that she couldn't tolerate that it was great just to have one she could take. It helped a little bit, but I need to talk with her doc about perhaps increasing the dosage. She normally lives with me but right now is in the SNF for her 3rd round of pneumonia this year. She won't let me touch a thing in her room, where she has literally a 3 bedroom house's worth full of furniture. There are papers stacked everywhere that she won't let me discard (oh, I have to go through that stuff first) and she prints out tons of stuff from websites "for reference" that is also piled up. It's so crowded that it's impossible to dust or vacuum and that can't be good for someone with respiratory difficulties. She simply doesn't have the strength or focus to move or sort through any of it, yet she won't let anyone else touch it. It's not quite to the point of being a fire hazard (thank God she doesn't smoke anymore) but I do worry about her tripping and falling when she gets home. Should I ignore her and just clean the mess up anyway? There will be hell to pay...any suggestions would be welcome.