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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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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...
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....
Front row, left to right: Yoshiko Higa Kaneshiro, Edith Toshiko Kawakami Tan, Janet Toyama, Shirley Miyahira, Nancy Yeda, Judith Tibayan, Yaeko Miyahira, Carol Koga, Kazuko Tarumi, Betty Honbo, Dorothy Nakamura and Dorine Ichikawa. Back row, left to right: Masako Ito, Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito, Michiko Hachida, Caroline Nakamura, Richard Mitsuharu Wakida, Rosalind Nakama, Sachiko Jane Nakamura, Robert Makiyama, Richard Fukuhara, Ed Honbo and UJSH president Faye Shigemura. (Not pictured: Grace Carmichael (Photo by Carolyn Kimura)

Community Focus – UJSH Honors 21 New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 21 new octogenarians with a party at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Sept. 22. The new 80-year-olds were born in 1938. They were treated to a buffet lunch and a program of music and dance. Chinagu Eisa opened the program with the energy-packed....

Lead Story – THE FUTURE OF DYING

Growing Interest in Alternatives to Cemetery Burial Kevin Y. Kawamoto Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Since the earliest human civilization, burying the bodies of our loved ones has been a sacred death-practice that continues today. When a...

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