My wife Nancy Paulikas developed early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and has been losing cognitive functioning for the last 2 years. She has lost a great deal of her verbal abilities along with a great deal of other capabilities. She is currently functioning at around the level of a 5 year old, in many ways. We have a support group of friends and relatives that have been very supportive of Nancy during this set of challenges.
On Saturday, 15 October visiting family members and I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA, with Nancy. At the end of our tour of some museum exhibits we stopped at the restrooms in the crowded exhibition hall and in the confusion of the crowd we lost track of Nancy when she came out of the bathroom. We searched the local area looking for Nancy, then alerted the museum staff who put out the information to the security. All searched for her and security said they identified her on a security camera leaving the bathroom and walking away.
I contacted the local police. I went driving around with my sister looking for her, so the original police report was given by my sister in-law.
The police got right on it and had an air (helicopter) search, and later a block by block search.
All to no avail. They also contacted local hospitals and other police departments in the area.