Tonight at 7 p.m. at the “Urban Light” installation at LACMA, more than 100 friends, family and supporters of a woman with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease who has been missing for more than a month will gather to “Light Up Los Angeles for Nancy” and renew their pleas for the public’s help in the search. Speakers will also call for better coordination and enhanced resources to enable more rapid responses from law enforcement in these types of cases.
Several weeks ago many new outlets, including this one, reported that Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old Manhattan Beach resident suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, went missing after becoming separated from her family at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at approximately 2:35 p.m. Video footage showing Nancy exiting LACMA and walking west on Wilshire Boulevard from the museum are the last confirmed sightings.
A coordinated county-wide search effort has yielded little information. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to her recovery.
Although Nancy had never wandered before, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, “more than 60 percent of those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia will wander, and if a person is not found within 24 hours, up to half of individuals who wander will suffer serious injury or death.”
The public is welcome to join the vigil at
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
“Urban Light” installation
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Thursday, November 17