10 Things You Can Do When Someone With Dementia Is Hiding Or Hoarding Things
8. Learn Their Hiding Spots
Try to keep yourself apprised of all the various hiding places that your loved one uses. This can help you help them when looking for a lost item. It can also be useful when finding things that belong to others, or rescuing perishable items that your loved one might take out of the refrigerator. However, these are special hiding spots, so be tactful and discreet when it comes to looking through them.
7. Keep Extra Sets of Important Items
A person with dementia sometimes throws things away that shouldn’t be disposed of, or they’ll hide these items in special spots. It may behoove you to get spare sets of such important items like glasses and keys. This way, you don’t have to panic if something important disappears.