Sheriff’s deputies still searching for elderly man missing since


Sheriff’s deputies still searching for elderly man missing since January

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Yuma, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) - After four long months of searching and getting the word out in the community, there is still no sign of the 82-year-old man who went missing right here in Yuma.

Yuma County Sheriff's Deputies are still searching for Laurence Doering.

Doering was last seen in January of this year driving southbound on Foothills Boulevard in a 2002 Chevy Suburban.

Doering has Alzheimer's and his family believes that he many have been attempting to drive to Blackfoot Idaho where some of his family lives.

Anyone with information is asked to call 78-CRIME. 

Doering's disappearance comes at time when the Alzheimer's Association is starting a new program called Care Partners Reaching Out.

The goal of this care campaign promises to provide dementia-related education to the public so families can provide better care for patients like Laurence Doering.

The two-and-a-half hour classes are open to up to 10 caregivers who will learn the latest information about dementia-related care and its impacts.

Caregivers will learn how to manage stress and irritation, communicate with their loved ones, and also how to better take care of themselves.

It is estimated that one in nine people over the age of 65—and one in three people over the age of 85—will be affected by dementia at some point in their life.

Alzheimer's Association tells 13 On Your Side classes are full for today's first class, but due to high demand there will be other classes scheduled.




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