That is sad. I've known people who used to have spotless homes, became depressed or over whelmed with health problems, and slowly gave up and in to hoarding.
That show is disgusting (TLC). We watch it at work occasionally. I wanted to see the episode where a man literally had to crawl over mountains of junk. He had 2 or 3 feet between him and the ceiling. What the??
Worn out iPhone. Need I say more?