Abuse of elderly people has been increasing physically, psychologically, economically and in neglect of required nursing care.

Some families also do not understand what dementia is and become victimizers.

One one incident in which a neighbor reported apparent abuse to a local government, an official who responded to the tip visited the home of a woman in her 80s living with one of her sons, finding her dazed and apparently unwashed and incontinent on her bed. A bottle of juice and a sweet bun were left next to her pillow.