LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 74-year-old man who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

William Dixon, who goes by the nickname “Him,” was last seen around 9:45 a.m. Monday in the 1600 block of W. 59th Street in Los Angeles.

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The elderly man’s family said he may be in need of medical attention.

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Dixon is described as black, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes, a bald head and gold teeth. He was wearing gold pants with a blue T-shirt and a blue baseball cap.

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Anyone with information on Dixon’s whereabouts was asked to contact Det. Baca of the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800.