The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Jahmaiel Antoine Andrews Saturday around 11:30 a.m.
Andrews is black, with short black hair and brown eyes. He stands about 6-feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He was wearing plaid pajamas when he went missing.
Anyone with information about Andrews' whereabouts should call the Raleigh Police Department at 911 or 919-996-3335.
Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system 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.