My dad can't stop picking at scabs so they never heal. He was prescribed a steroid cream to help heal them quicker but he doesn't give it a chance. He is getting down because he has finished the tube but I've explained that the doctor may not want to prescribe more because these creams can thin the skin, causing more problems in the long term and he just needs to let them heal. This is a habit that has developed as his condition has progressed so I'm thinking it may require a solution not dissimilar to twiddle muffs or sensory blankets, I'm sure you know the type of things I mean, but as a 55 year old man I'm thinking he needs something more age appropriate that is a bit more discreet. Any ideas what might be worth suggesting? He is very sensitive about having dementia so it would need to be something not necessarily dementia-focused. Living each moment life throws at me as a social worker and with a dad with younger onset dementia.