With the sad passing of Elder Marion Hanks, the Church lost a great leader. One thing I found interesting is that the Church, a la the Deseret News, actually acknowledged he died of Alzheimer’s Disease which is a first in my view. Typically, we don’t acknowledge that our leaders would get such an ailment that would cause dementia (a la President Benson). However, data show that 1 in 8 people older than 65 years (approximately 13%) have Alzheimer’s Disease. Using these stats, you would assume that at least 1 of the Quorum of the 12 or First Presidency would suffer from the disease at any point in time (not saying any do). However, would the Church disclose this given it is a lifetime calling? Should it be disclosed? Should we allow someone to go “emeritus” if they suffer from a dementia?