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It really depends on your landlord. A private one maybe more lenient but a Corporate one not so much. Over 40 yrs ago I and husband bought a house and had a lease on an apt. We paid 2 months rent to get out of the lease.

I would say a letter from a Doctor saying that the person is suffering from Dementia and now needs 24/7 care would help. That they cannot be left alone. It would be in the landlords best interest to let u out of the lease. Why? Because a person left alone suffering from Dementia I would think would effect his insurance. Doesn't take much for someone to leave a burner on and set fire to a kitchen which could endanger other residents.

All you can do is ask. Hopefully an agreement can be made. One months rent to give him/her time to rent. Or, giving up the Security deposit.
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Sorry. We need many more details. Who took the lease out? When? When did they get dementia? Are they moving to care or moving in with family?
Most landlords will discuss this matter with you.
We have for many years been landlords. We have never pursued someone who "broke the lease", that is to say came to us and said "We need to move because....." And there have been many reasons. Everything from divorce to move to job loss, etc. We always wish them luck, and return deposits if the place is left in good condition with only normal wear and tear. First of all a landlord in my city must prove that they attempted to rent the unit after its being vacated. We can easily rent out in our city. There is usually never much loss in this.
Begin by speaking with the landlord.
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What type of lease? and who signed the lease?
It is possible that if you talk to a supervisor you might have some luck.
If a person has to move out of an apartment because they can not care for it or themselves you can discuss a sublet if they would do that. Some will not have a problem with an early out if they have a waiting list.
If this is for something like a car, if you can show the person has no license and has for medical reasons can no longer drive, then maybe....
If the lease was signed recently it is possible that if the doctor can state that the person was showing signs of dementia prior then it might be possible that the contract (lease) is not valid.
You might want to get the help of an Elder Care Attorney for this
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