Dad has dementia and a host of other health problems. The only thing that keeps him interested in living is buying lottery scratch tickets and having a big stack of cash in his pocket. He doesn't drive so we take him out. Considering this is the only activity that he looks forward to, we don't want to say no. However he is spending far more than his monthly income on the lottery. We've tried to redirect him to other activities - going to senior centers, browsing antique stores (he used to enjoy this with mom), or just going for walks, but he doesn't want to. We've tried to at least reduce what he spends, but when we take him out, if he sees a convenience store, he asks to stop to buy lottery tickets. If we don't he gets angry and he'll stay angry for days and becomes obsessed with getting to the lottery store. Has anyone else had this issue, or any ideas on how to redirect his interests? Thank you!