KWTX reported that Waco authorities were on high alert Tuesday as they were searching for an elderly that has gone missing.

A missing person is always a huge concern, but it becomes multiplied by 10 when the elderly person they are searching for has dementia.

Dementia can cause you to not recognize your surroundings, as well as an overall decline in mental ability in one's daily life.

The man missing is Charles Edward Johnson, 74, and he was last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Monday in Waco at the Vantage Apartments. The Vantage Apartments are located at 3001 South New Road.

Waco authorities said that Johnson was last seen wearing a dark grey hoody and navy blue warm ups. If you have any information to help the Waco Police Department with their search, call the Waco Police Department at (254)-750-7500.