Walnut Creek police searching for missing elderly man with dementia

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UPDATE: The man was found safe and has been returned to the facility.


WALNUT CREEK (KRON) — Walnut Creek police are searching for a missing elderly man with dementia on Wednesday night.

Police said Yang Chang walked away from his care facility in Walnut Creek at around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Chang has memory issues but is otherwise healthy, police said.

Change has a history of walking away from care homes in the last year, according to police. He was relocated from a care facility in Oakland less than a week ago.

Police believe he may have tried to travel back to the Oakland area.

He was found walking around Oakland and Berkeley in previous incidents, police said.

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