Alzheimer’s Disease


What is the stance of the orthodox on the faith of the mentally diabled or those who have serious Alzheimer’s disease and are not aware of much around them.


The Church does not have “official stances” on these things. The Church does extend pastoral care to such individuals as children of God who have special needs that the Church can address on a one-on-one basis.

The Church does teach, however, that the mentally disabled, or Alzheimer’s sufferers, are complete human beings in every way, loved by God and especially worthy of our prayers, assistance, and love.