• 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.