My husband seems to be declining in certain areas of behaviors that are either unsafe or unhealthy and is also obsessive and gets very agitated about them. His smoking , which was down to 1-2 a day is increasing weekly. He is at a place now where he is very suspicious and accuses us of stealing the cigarettes and other personal items. He hides them in strange places, but thinks I am lying when I confirm that he has already smoked 2 cigarettes or that I do not know where an item is but I will help him look. He is now leaving burn holes in furniture. He has never smoked indoors, but if I leave the room for any length of time, he lights up. Also burn holes on the patio furniture. Should we the Drs. talk with him about nicotine patches. I know he will get very anxious and angry and he, like most with dementia have lost so much already-but this is just unsafe-for him and for everyone around him. The other issue is sneaking into his pill box and either taking pills or insisting that I have not given him his meds. My thought is to buy a lockbox for the pills. He has a beer every afternoon and, again, I worry that although he has done this for years, that it is now not a good thing. I find that I have to hide so many things in order to control his constant needs.