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Silver Alert for Rockingham man canceled

Posted October 18, 2009 11:35 p.m. EDT
Updated October 19, 2009 6:06 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert issued late Sunday for a for a missing Rockingham man believed to have dementia or another cognitive impairment.

Authorities had believed that Robert Henry Bridges, 86, might be driving to the Chamberland Street area of Raleigh.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that quickly notifies 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.