Just more of a 'sharing' type post. So my mom has that habit of taking anything lying around and hiding it somewhere creative (pillow case anyone?) so with time, my room with a lock has basically become a storage room for everything. The house almost feels uninhabited as there's nothing around other than furniture. I know that sounds like a silly little thing, but decorations, picture frames etc makes it feel more like home. But anyways.. As of late, she's becoming more creative with trying to find things to take...for example taking off the bed sheet! And then she thinks everything is hers, and lately there's been an obsession with my laptop, mind you she's never had one or know how to work it, but suddenly it's hers. I work from home and take care of her full time. So I might get up to go to the bathroom and came back to find the laptop has disappeared. Then she's super possessive, like if I touch anything that's hers or she thinks it's hers, she gets all "that's mine" agitation.
I know that this is a common part of dementia and definitely not the worst part, but gosh is it frustrating especially considering it is 180degrees from her actual personality and I genuinely don't get it.
Just wondering if you can share your related stories, how you deal, any tips and tricks you've picked up?