Overview: Hiding / Misplacing Things / Rummaging
When your loved one hides things, they may not realize what the items are or that they belong to someone else. They are not intentionally trying to hide an important item. Because of the disease, they just doesn’t understand. Rummaging through cupboards and drawers is something your loved one may do out of boredom. They may feel a sense of loss at times and may react by searching for things. Their confused efforts may demonstrate emotional losses. Your loved one also may be hoarding or hiding his things in an effort to keep their familiar possessions safe. We know that unmet needs may contribute to these actions, so trying to understand the cause behind them will help you deal with the issue.
Source: Confidence to Care