“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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I’m Not Perfect!!!

CAREGIVING By Frances H. Kakugawa
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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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Omoiyari… For Humanity’s Sake

Frances H. Kakugawa Special to The Hawai’i Herald Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Take a moment and look at the people around you,...
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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...

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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