On April 30, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published a statement concerning their President, Thomas S. Monson, and the state of his health.
The statement discussed that President Monson’s health is declining and unconfirmed rumors are spreading that he is suffering from dementia, according to RadioWest.
A statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said President Monson is 87 and it is natural that he and others in the Church are feeling the effect of advancing age.
Most of the Apostles are aged 70, 80 and 90 years, according to Modern Mormon Men.
“Doing all I can, to the very best of my ability, has been my goal in any position I have ever held,” Monson said in an talk published on lds.org.
Dale Jones, a Church spokesman, said Monson decided to lower the number of talks he would give at April’s General Conference, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
Monson rested from meetings to save his strength in preparation for the Conference weekend, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.