Missing Chinese senior might be in The City

A non-English-speaking 83-year-old grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s hasn’t returned to her Oakland home since she caught a bus to stroll around Oakland’s Chinatown on Sunday morning.

The family of Yue Mai, a small woman who walks with a cane and a hunch and is missing her front teeth, has asked for the public's help in finding the missing senior.

Mai is also a frequent visitor to San Francisco’s Chinatown.

“There were times when she was late coming home, but definitely not days late,” grandson Rob Chan said.

“She likes to shop and eat in the general area between Stockton and Kearny,” said Chan, adding that Mai left home with $20 and doesn’t have an ATM card. “If she’s out there, she’s relying on the generosity of other people.”

The Cantonese speaker arrived in the U.S. from southern China 18 years ago.

Mai needs medication to treat high blood pressure, cholesterol problems and early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, according to Chan.

Mai’s Oakland-based family has phoned hospitals and driven around the streets of San Francisco in their search for the missing woman, according to Chan.

“She travels there a lot,” Chan said. “The thing about her is that she really likes her independence, but as the disease escalates that obviously will restrict her. Now you’re at that stage where, well, what do you do?

“I don’t think she has any enemies – she’s a very sweet, very gentle person.”

Mai is 5 feet tall, weighs 120 pounds, and was last seen wearing a light blue jacket and a jade bracelet on each wrist, according to an Oakland Police Department report.

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