NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing person who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

According to police, 72-year-old John Haywood Smith was last seen at 6:20 a.m. at his home in the East End section of Norristown, Pennsylvania.

He has been described as a 6-foot, 258 lbs, black male with a full head of black and gray curly hair and a slight beard. He was wearing a dark, charcoal gray fleece shirt, black pants with white stripes down the leg, brown shoes and glasses.

Police say he did not have a coat, wallet or any money when he wandered away from home, in an agitated state. Police say he is in desperate need of his medication.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 610-270-0977.