People suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia require around the clock care and supervision. Due to their condition, the patients are often times unable to articulate and report mistreatment making them highly susceptible to abuse. If a patient has been abused or otherwise harmed it is important to understand that the facility is responsible for the negligent acts and decision of its employees. It does not matter whether the harm was intentional (abuse) or unintentional (neglect). Both are against the law and can result in criminal charges against the abuser and a legal action against the facility.