My mom lives with me and as her dementia progresses, her smoking becomes dangerous. She has used the stove to light up when out of matches or missing a lighter. Aside from the fact that she could light her entire head on fire, she has left the flame on for hours when we are not home. When she was out of cigarettes (and having a really bad day mentally), she tried lighting her lipstick. The rule was that she smoked outside but now she is sitting on my screened porch and I'm afraid she is going to set it on fire or start moving closer and closer to inside.
She has been on the patch and has stopped for about a week but always goes back. So even when she isn't still feeling the need for nicotine, she doesn't remember that she isn't supposed to smoke. It's a constant fight which I hate but this is not something I can waiver on. Any advice?