Larry Greer and his daughter Judy Fisher

Larry Greer and his daughter Judy Fisher 

In this episode of The Gray Q & A, Judy Fisher and her father, Larry Greer, talk candidly about the difficulty of having a loved one who suffers from Lewy body dementia. 

Life for the family has never been the same since Martha Greer, Judy's step-mother and Larry's wife, was diagnosed with the disease a few years ago.

At just 64 years old, Martha's violence, wandering, hallucinations and delusions have recently prompted the family to seek in-patient placement for her. 

If you are interested in appearing on the Gray Q&A with a loved one to talk about aging and caregiving, email Courtney McNaull at courtney@ashlandsource.com or Noah Jones at noah@richlandsource.com.

If you or a loved one suffers from Alzheimer's of dementia, resources can be found at www.alz.org/help-support.

The Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter provides support, education, training and other resources for those living in 24 counties including Richland, Ashland Crawford and Knox. The Mansfield office can be reached at 419-522-5050.

The association also has a toll free, 24/7 Helpline to serve people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. That number is 800-272-3900.

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Staff Reporter

Noah Jones is host to The Open Mic Podcast -- available on Apple Podcasts! He is the crime, education and music reporter for Richland Source. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a giant Cardinals fan.