My mom, who takes care of my grandma, is out of her mind with anger. My grandma has always had a "picking" problem even when she was functioning normally. It's getting worse. My mom spends so much time and money on bandaging these self-created wounds that my grandma has on her face, arms and chest. She picks in her sleep and when my mom isn't looking (I know, because I've caught her). Sometimes they get to the healing stage and then she'll pick them again which will send my mother reeling because it's such a bloody mess to clean her up! Granny doesn't have any known physical disease or any kind of skin condition but LOVES to find things on herself to pick. My mom is very frustrated because this is an almost daily problem and it makes me worry that my mom is so angry (which any normal person would be) at having to constantly battle this. We've tried everything to keep her hands off of herself including gloves, tucking clothes in tightly or padding her with so many clothes it would be an effort for her to get to herself. But it's summer, so none of that applies. What can we do? I personally dont care as to why she picks, I just want this to be under control. I dont see anything wrong with a homemade straight-jacket, especially when she's sleeping. Or how about velcro arm bands? My mom says it's too mean to do, but I think it's a fix. Any views please or suggestions? I know it sounds horrid to say that I want to tie my grandma's hands down, but really, what does one do? I dont think lotions or psychological counseling is going to help.