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Missing elderly man with dementia found safe

Jerry Fisher was located in Palo Alto

An 84-year-old man with dementia who was reported missing out of Palo Alto since Saturday afternoon has been found, police said.

Jerry Fisher was reported missing after he was last seen in the 1400 block of Greenwood Avenue around 2:20 p.m., police said in a Facebook post. The block is just west of Newell Road and south of Pardee Park.

Fisher, who police said walks with a slouch, was wearing a white sweater, black pants and dark-colored shoes.

Neighboring law enforcement agencies were alerted of the missing man and assisted Palo Alto police in their search, according to the post.

Fisher was later found safe in Palo Alto, police said on social media around 7:15 p.m.

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Missing elderly man with dementia found safe

Jerry Fisher was located in Palo Alto

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 5:29 pm
Updated: Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 7:47 pm

An 84-year-old man with dementia who was reported missing out of Palo Alto since Saturday afternoon has been found, police said.

Jerry Fisher was reported missing after he was last seen in the 1400 block of Greenwood Avenue around 2:20 p.m., police said in a Facebook post. The block is just west of Newell Road and south of Pardee Park.

Fisher, who police said walks with a slouch, was wearing a white sweater, black pants and dark-colored shoes.

Neighboring law enforcement agencies were alerted of the missing man and assisted Palo Alto police in their search, according to the post.

Fisher was later found safe in Palo Alto, police said on social media around 7:15 p.m.

Comments

Another woman....
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2019 at 8:07 am
Another woman...., Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2019 at 8:07 am
3 people like this

Thank you, PAPD, for making sure this man was safely returned to his family.


Resident
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2019 at 8:13 am
Resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2019 at 8:13 am
7 people like this

So very pleased he was found safe. Thanks to all who were watching for him.

This brings up the fact that putting a gps tracking device into shoes or an insole is a very good idea. These can be bought separately and fitted into the shoes by a good shoe repair shop.


:D
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:41 pm
:D, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2019 at 2:41 pm
2 people like this

Resident,

Great idea! They would have to put them in more than one shoe, but perhaps better than having them wear a necklace or bracelet because many don't want to admit that they have dementia.

I am glad that he was found but frankly, we have these alerts so often that the public is likely becoming numb to them. The families need to be more creative with how they watch over their seniors with dementia.


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