GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A Silver Alert was issued early Monday morning for an 81-year-old man believed to be suffering from dementia or another cognitive impairment.

Authorities are asking the public to be on the look out for Walter Melvin Mayo. He is described as a black man with short black hair and brown eyes. Mayo stands at 6' and weighs around 136 lbs.

Mayo was last seen wearing a red plaid shirt with a red vest, blue jeans and black New Balance shoes.

Authorities said they believe Mayo may be traveling towards Burlington, North Carolina in a white 2010 Honda Accord with the N.C. license plate of CJJ5890.

Anyone who sees Mayo or has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Hillborough Police Department at 919-732-5063.

UPDATE: At the request of the Hillsborough Police Department, the Silver Alert for Mayo was canceled around 6 a.m. Monday morning.