Can a person with dementia live in assisted living?
If a person is in the early stages of dementia and does not have severe physical limitations, they can live in assisted living. It worked for my father for several months.
Ultimately, the patient will need to move to a facility that offers a greater level of care. They end up losing the ability to care for themselves, or they may wander and become a threat to themselves. They would no longer qualify for assisted living at that point. The primary purpose of assisted living facilities is to help relatively self-sufficient people, so the number of people who need constant attention is somewhat lower.
Long story short, assisted living may be appropriate at the initial phase of dementia, but as the condition progresses, the patient will inevitably need more expert care.