This is a continuation of my blog that started on 12/30/12 - If you are visiting or have visited a parent in the last couple of weeks, here are some things to watch out for in deciding if you need to call for help.
4. Mail, newspapers, magazines piling up everywhere. If the relative is actually a "hoarder", it will be obvious. But there are signs preceding this stage to indicate that things need to be addressed. Is it difficult to walk through the house? Can they maneuver that walker through the tight spaces? Do the piles seem excessive?