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Countywide effort launches to help build a dementia-friendly community

Countywide effort launches to help build a dementia-friendly community

ONTARIO -- Cathy Rox said her father, Martin Weaver, was one of her best friends.

"A lot of the reason I am the person I am today is because of my father," she said.

Julia Faulkner Pechlivanos

Julia Faulkner Pechlivanos, executive director for the Alzheimer's Association's Northwest Ohio Chapter, shares a number of statistics concerning Alzheimer's and related dementias. 

Jeff DeVito

Jeff DeVito, general manager of Milliron Industries, discusses the impact that caregiving can have on employees. 


Cathy Rox, the administrator at Liberty Nursing Center, shares her personal story as a caregiver to a crowd of several Richland County leaders Monday morning during the launch of a new coalition aimed at addressing the needs of families affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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