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.