Silver Alert criteria now includes younger people with dementia
SAN ANTONIO - When the statewide Silver Alert system was created in 2007, the Texas Department of Public Safety's age criteria was limited to persons 65 years of age or older. But this year, thanks to the Alzheimer's Association, Texas lawmakers expanded it to include anyone diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She said researchers believe "the disease is actually in our brain at a much younger time. For more information about the Silver Alert criteria, click here. The Alzheimer's Association also has resources and information about the tendency to wander as the disease progresses.
Silver Alert discontinued for missing Comal County man
---(Original Story)A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 86-year-old man from Comal County. The Comal County Sheriff's Office said James Lawson Butler was last seen Tuesday in New Braunfels driving a Black, 2005 Ford F-250 with Texas license plate BN24242. He has a watch and a chain necklace with a ring on the left ring finger, and his left pinky finger is in a curved position. Authorities said Butler has hearing problems and is not wearing hearing aids. If you have any information regarding Butler's whereabouts, contact the Comal County Sheriffs Office at 830-620-3400.