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Did he incur the debts before or after his diagnosis?
Generally, the law is that a person is responsible for any and all debts incurred UNLESS it can be proven that he/she was not mentally competent when the transaction occurred. Thus, you will have to be able to rebut the presumption that the debts are valid. You can do this by providing medical evidence that he has Alzheimer's Disease.
Unfortunately, the diagnosis will not prohibit or bar the creditor from pursuing the claim, and he can still be sued. But, the fact that he has a diagnosed medical condition related to mental competency is a valid defense to any claim or suit filed against him.
Thus, I do think it is a good idea to provide all of his creditors with proof of his diagnosis and inform each of them that he was not mentally competent to incur the debt and ask that they discontinue any collection attempts. Some may concede the point, and others may continue to pursue him.
If creditors do sue, you/he will have to appear and provide documentation of his condition. The judge should find any debt void if it was incurred after his diagnosis.
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