My husband is still considered early stage but he misplaces just about everything. I have tiles (locator device) on wallet, keys, remote for TV but he misplaces things like, ”Where did you put the dinner I just gave you?” It could be anywhere in the house. Where did you put your medications? (Which I give him in a daily dose pack and he loses within minutes). Searching is my life. Spatula, meat pounder, hammer, dishes, shoes, coat, detergent —English muffins under a desk. I am going mad and end up yelling at him to remember what he obviously can’t remember. He wants to be helpful but I think he also gets distracted when handling items. How can I stay calm and realize this is the disease and as he says “It’s not the end of the world”. People here advise us to “get out” or “get help”. You can see that I don’t need help for sporadic times when the frying pan is in the bedroom. I can’t get out because I don’t want to leave him alone when he can get “into trouble”. I am a senior and all of my friends have their own troubles with COPD, blindness, cancer in spouses etc. Our children have jobs, live at a distance and have small children. I can’t call them on the spur of the moment to look for their Dad’s dinner! Day Care could be an option but most of the people there have more advanced disease and it is expensive. I just need to find a way to calm down when these things happen.