I've been here in the past discussing my mom's dementia and her stay in a not so nice skilled nursing facility. She is home now and doing extremely well. Since she has been home and I have been over the house daily ( sometimes for 6/7 hrs), I noticed that my dad just might have a more advanced stage of dementia. He can jot down a note and I will watch him. The next day he will ask me how that got there because it is not his hand writing! He just now told me that he had taken a large sum of money out of his bank account and put it in a safe at home. He is an addicted gambler btw. He said he came home one evening and found the safe open and some money missing. Never said how much? So he put half of the cash back in his bank account and said he put the other in a suit jacket pocket. Now he claims that an envelope with 10k is missing!!! I have been slowly going through the house and cleaning, checking for cash, etc. None found yet. My question is: does he believe this is what he did in his mind or would he have put it somewhere which he does not remember? I don't know what to think. I am DPOA for my mom and she knows he took quite a bit of her money to gamble with. Could my mom have taken it and hid it? I am slowly looking throughout the house but it is a very big job. But it is also a lot of money to misplace. Anyone have this problem?