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Sheriff's office locates missing woman with Alzheimer's disease

Original post made on Oct 5, 2019

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has located a 69-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who was reported missing, the agency said Saturday.

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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

It seems inappropriate to name a person's medical condition in a news report. Especially a specific medical condition. I would hope HIPAA regulations would apply.
Just because the missing person report states it does not mean you should be putting a out there for everyone to see and the potential impacts on the individual and their family. Also there are plenty of folks out there waiting to take advantage of a person with a cognitive disorder.