Calgary senior with dementia missing after walking away from care home during heat wave

CALGARY — The Calgary Police Service is asking for help from the public as they search for a missing 81-year-old man.

Guido Profeta left his care home in the northwest neighbourhood of Montgomery one Sunday around 8:30 p.m. and has not been seen or heard from since.

The 81-year-old suffers from dementia, has Parkinson’s and uses a four-wheeled walker to get around. There are significant concerns for his well-being given the heat wave Calgary is experiencing.

Police describe Profeta as:

  • A Caucasian, Italian man;
  • Approximately 160 centimetres (5’3″) tall;
  • Weighing roughly 73 kilograms (160 pounds);
  • Have brown hair but bald on top; and,
  • Having hazel eyes.

At the time of his disappearance, Profeta was wearing:

  • A white T-shirt;
  • Brown shorts;
  • Brown socks; and.
  • Black flip flops.

Anyone who encounters the missing senior is asked to contact 911 immediately.

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