The alert was issued Monday night for Jimmy Kornegay.
Authorities said Tuesday that Kornegay was found safe.
Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing, endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.
It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.