From left: AARP Hawai‘i state president Gerry Silva, AARP Hawai‘i state director Barbara Kim Stanton, AARP national president Eric Schneidewind, state Sen. Jill Tokuda, and Hawaii Healthcare Association president and CEO Hilton R. Raethel. (Photo by Kevin Kawamoto)

Aging with Care – Education, Advocacy, Hope

AARP National President Addresses Hawai‘i Caregiver Conference Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Gray skies and rainy conditions did not stop the hundreds of people seeking enlightenment from packing the Manoa Grand Ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on March 24 for AARP’s Caregiver Conference, themed, “Caring for Family, Caring for....
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Aging With Care – Finding Meaning and Purpose Later in Life

Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There was a time when the study of human aging tended to focus on “sick care” and aging-related diseases. The years after a person retired were thought to be a gradual disengagement from the community as older people quietly lived out their limited twilight years and experienced....

An Alzheimer’s Disease Update

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Alzheimer’s Disease It’s been just over a year since the Herald published its special issue on Alzheimer’s disease, and although a cure for the disease has yet to be found,...
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A Caregiver’s Story

Alan Suemori Editor’s note: The following story from a caregiver’s perspective was written by former Hawaii Herald writer Alan Suemori for a moving and informative section on Alzheimer’s disease that he produced for the Herald’s...
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Helpful Hints For Caregivers

This list of common Alzheimer’s-related challenges and some basic-care suggestions was compiled in 1995 by then-Hawai‘i Herald writer Alan Suemori, who gleaned it from materials provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter. We asked...
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I’m Not Perfect!!!

CAREGIVING By Frances H. Kakugawa

“I Am Somebody”

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald One of the first poems that appears in Frances Kakugawa’s latest book from Watermark Publishing, “I Am Somebody: Bringing Dignity and Compassion to Alzheimer’s Caregiving,” is succinctly titled, “SOS!”...
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The Poet – Caregivers of “I Am Somebody”

Editor’s note: Here is a sampling of the poetry and prose of a few of the poet-caregivers featured in Frances Kakugawa’s latest book from Watermark Publishing. Special thanks to Frances and Watermark Publishing for...
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Aging Together… Differently

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As we age, there are normal physiological changes that occur, although not everyone is affected the same way at the same time. Changes in hair color, skin elasticity, muscle...

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