Dale Durant

Hamilton police say they are concerned about Dale Durant's wellbeing. (Handout)

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in the search for a missing Hamilton man.

Dale Durant, 46, left St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s West Fifth campus on Thursday and hasn’t been seen since.

He left without his prescription medication. Without it, police said in a statement, he may experience “cognitive difficulties.”

Police ask people who encounter Durant to call the authorities rather than approach him.

He is described as five feet ten inches tall, 180 lbs., with short, straight brown hair.

Durant was last seen wearing Skechers shoes, blue jeans and a black windbreaker.

People with information on his whereabouts are asked to call police at 905-546-4925.