Growing up in New York City during the Depression my 89 year old father does what most Depression survivors do. He saves rusty nails, old paint, pieces of lumber and Popular Mechanics magazines from 1965. I don't have the heart to tell him engines don't look like that anymore. His house has not been cleaned in 15 years. Note Adult Protective Services would probably remove him from the house and have it condemned by the city. He is showing signs of early dementia. The children decided to hire a cleaning crew to deep-clean the house without his aapproval. The cleaning crew thought they were cleaning the house of a "dead person". Did we overstep our bounds in wanting to create a clean safe environment for our father?