Successful Strategies for False Accusations and Paranoia
Redirect your loved one.
If you are accused of something, even if you didn’t do it, calmly apologize and take blame.
If someone else is accused, stay calm and look for an opportunity to change the subject.
Keep your family member’s friends up-to-date about their situation.
Provide your family member with a small amount of money to keep if they are used to having money on hand.
If your loved one wants to carry around an old pair of keys, go with it—it may make them feel things are being kept safe.
Keep the environment familiar.
Designate an area in the home where personal items are accessible and label them.
Keep the house in a tidy order—a clean environment will make keeping track of items more efficient.
Get spare sets of important items—this will make replacement faster and easier.
Try to redirect your family member if they are feeling suspicious or nervous.
Before discounting your loved one’s accusation, check out the facts.