SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 76-year-old dementia patient from southeast San Diego was found Wednesday after she went missing for more than 24 hours, police said.

Mary McSwain was evaluated by medics and taken to a hospital after she was located, said Officer Brianda Zendejas of the San Diego Police Department's missing persons unit. McSwain's condition and the circumstances of her discovery were not immediately known.

McSwain was last seen leaving her house about 11 p.m. Monday.

Police said she may have forgotten how to get back home due to her cognitive challenges.