Measures to Implement if Your Loved One is Rummaging or Hiding and Misplacing Things
Lock up anything dangerous.
If important mail starts to disappear, consider getting a post office box.
Create a place where your loved one can rummage freely.
Avoid questioning your loved one about missing items.
Learn your loved one’s favorite hiding places.
Keep trash cans covered and out of sight.
Remind yourself and others that your loved one is not a thief.
Avoid showing your frustration or irritation when things go missing.
Commit to ignoring some actions.
If hiding things becomes a problem, consider installing a surveillance camera in the home.
Help your loved one maintain a regular routine.