LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease.

Los Angeles police said in a department statement that Ham Nguyen was last seen about 3:30 p.m. Thursday shopping in L.A.’s Chinatown.

According to authorities, the 83-year-old man was shopping with his wife on North Hill Street and College Street when he disappeared.

Nguyen, who has Alzheimer’s disease, has disappeared on prior occasions, according to his family. He speaks only Vietnamese. He is 5-feet, 6-inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds with white hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information as to Nguyen’s whereabouts is asked to call LAPD Central Division at (213) 972-1298 or the Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800.

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