My parents are both in a dementia unit. It seems to me that if a patient is in a dementia unit, he should be monitored 24/7 with cameras at the very least. I get calls nearly every day, usually one in the AM and one in the later evening, that he has fallen because he forgets he can't walk and is trying to toilet himself. I am becoming extremely concerned that this is an ongoing issue. They tell me it is typical but then that's the nursing home saying that. Has anyone had this experience? My lawyer said that there are patients who are made "legless" because it is "too much trouble" for the staff to keep an eye on them, and he is suing a facility now for this practice. I certainly don't want that for my father. They no longer have alarms for him in his chair as they say that is "not in the patients' best interests" as it goes off constantly.