Hello and thanks for all the good advice I have already found! I recently left my very good job of six years to take care of my mother because all the other options were untenable and making her miserable. The people who have seen her then and since say she seems a lot happier and such, however there's some hurdles. I gave up my bedroom to her and now sleep in the spare room however she was moving things from my living room into what she considers "her room" constantly. She would also go in there and sleep all day and be up all night futzing around with all my possessions in the living room (has a lot of bookshelves and knickknacks and such and also all the books that were in her apartment formerly as I thought she would like to have them around.) At least five times a day she tries to get into the bedroom with an armload of stuff that mostly never was hers and gets mad at me that it is locked. I ask her if she has had an accident in case she is trying to get clothes or something but that is generally not the case- she hides the same things in there over and over. The only way for me to not spend half my life (which is taken up with making purees and cleaning and other things for her anyway) moving stuff back to where it belongs. Is there anything I can do about this? I have gotten her some things to entertain her that she used to enjoy but she hides, for example, the simple needlepoint kit I got her recently, in the bedroom and forgets all about it. I had some success with giving her a feather duster so she could "take care of" the bookshelves but she has now hidden that as well :/ Any suggestions? I can't let her sleep all day because that just makes matters worse but I am having a really hard time redirecting her from the locked door during the day. I usually go with "that room is for sleep, at night, and changing clothes. I will unlock it when it is time for bed, which is not yet." My mom isn't combative about most things and generally pleasant about everything but saying "please don't re-arrange our home." I have also tried saying that the books prefer to be on the bookshelves, which has little impact as well. Thanks and good luck to anyone who has given up their life for the person who gave it to them!