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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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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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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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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!”...

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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