My mother is hiding and hoarding food (the "forbidden" kind loaded with salt, sugar and fat and starches) in her room. She lies that she is doing this but there are moths in her room and one time I found her night table drawer full of them.
She knows that being diabetic she is not allowed to eat these cookies, candies and chocolate and whatever else she can hoard. She has even tried to coerce outside carepersons who come in once a week to buy and bring her things!!
The only way I can see around this is to search her room while she is out but she is so clever, she keeps things in her purse and coat pockets, she will eat these things when she goes for "her walk".....
Her dr. has repeatedly told her what kind of diet to maintain but she lies to him about what she eats, lies when hospitalized that she does NOT have diabetes and tells everyone "I am borderline but I maintain it with food" yeah, RIGHT!! the kind you're not supposed to have!
She even reported me once for elder abuse because I tried to make sure she was eating properly! If she goes out she makes sure it's somewhere where she can gorge on all the wrong things.
It's out of control!!