I'm sure that this is not just "me and my mom" and that losing things is a common problem amongst dementia sufferers and an ongoing nightmare for their carers. Does anyone have any practical suggestions for reducing the numbers of items / occurances? My mom is 83 with MIVD and lives alone in a property on a warden supported complex. She has two care calls a day to assist with medication / meals / keeping her orientated to time of day etc. Some days she is fine, some days less so. However, despite moving from a three bed house to a one bedroom flat this has not much reduced the number of lost things. Where on earth do these things go? Some days I suspect alien abduction / ninja squirrels! Especially, when I've looked "everywhere" and then two days later there is a sudden reappearance. I expect that things are getting put in a "safe place" and promptly forgotten! Currently on the long term missing list are mom's bottom teeth and her red purse (fortunately no bank cards - I leared that lesson when we had them replaced three times in two months). Other favourites are keys (she will not just leave them on the hook in the hall), her handbag (I have just bought her a lovely BIG bag for Christmas - hopefully easier to find), glasses, post (this is a nightmare - I now have pretty much all of it copied or sent to me directly), her rings (OMG!!!), her watch, shoes (sometimes just one) etc etc etc What ever I do/say seems to make no difference... any ideas? I'm begining to to feel like Lara Croft!