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Md. man with dementia missing from his home

Tuesday - 8/28/2012, 4:12pm  ET

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Tripp battles diabetes, hypertension and memory loss and has not taken the medication he needs. (Courtesy Alzheimers Association)

WASHINGTON - A man who suffers from dementia and diabetes is missing from his home in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Sol Tripp, 65, was last seen at his home and has been missing since 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release by the Alzheimers Association. Tripp battles diabetes, hypertension and memory loss and has not taken the medication he needs.

Tripp is African American, stands 5-foot-7-inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. His family describes him as bald with black eyes. He has the initials SK tattooed on his arm.

He is possibly wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans and no shoes. He is not carrying credit cards or identification with him, according to the Alzheimers Association.

Anyone who has seen Tripp or knows of his whereabouts, please contact the Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Program at 1-800-625-3780 or local police.

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