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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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Making It Through

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa

Learn More About Alzheimer’s Disease

Information is power, and it is especially valuable if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Empowering yourself by learning as much as you can about Alzheimer’s will help prepare...
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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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Eldercare – Hope and Help in the Kupuna Caregivers Program

Working Caregivers Can Get Some Relief Through New State Program Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Are you taking care of a kupuna (older adult) while also working at least 30 hours a week? If so, you and the person you are caring for may be eligible for a new program that was....
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Dear Frances – Preserving Memories By Passing on Treasures

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I enjoy reading your column in The Hawai‘i Herald. For the past 12 years, my husband and I have been caregivers for both of our parents, mainly for my parents. My mom is still alive and at 92 years of age, shows no signs of dementia and....

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