The former Finnish president, Martti Ahtisaari. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

President Martti Ahtisaari, 84, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, according to a statement by the Office of the President of the Republic.

Due to advanced memory loss, he is being cared for at home, and occasionally in a nursing home, the president’s office noted.

President Ahtisaari served as the tenth president of Finland between 1994 and 2000.

He is a receiver of a Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a mediator.

He served as the chair of the board of CMI, the conflict resolution organization he founded, from 2000 to 2017.



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