Can a will be challenged if the maker was suffering from dementia or Alzheimers?
The validity of a will executed by someone who has dementia or Alzheimer's is certainly subject to question. If you think that an individual executed a will when they didn't have the capacity to do so, you should consult with an elder law attorney about what should be done. However, it is possible that a person with early stage dementia, or some other minor diminishment of their capacity, could execute a valid will during what is called a moment of lucidity. Again, consult with an elder law attorney if you have a question about the validity of such a will.