An elderly woman suffering from the early stages of dementia was found safe in Oakland after being reported missing from her Brentwood home, Brentwood police said.

Eighty-year-old Blanca Millerstrom's family had last spoken to her by phone at about 1 p.m. Tuesday. But her family could not reach her today and found her car and dog missing from her home.

The car was discovered with the dog inside on Bay Place near Oakland's Lake Merritt but Millerstrom was not nearby. Police investigated the Oakland area and found her sitting in front of a restaurant tonight, police said.

She was unharmed and is being reunited with her family, Brentwood police said.