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Dear Frances – Unexpected Gifts

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, Do you remember my friend Mabs? I told you about her in my March 4 column, “Mabs’ Journey.” Mabs continues to attend my Memoir Writing Group, even though her Alzheimer’s disease is beginning to take its toll. By our last session, I had become a stranger to....
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Remember… Kindness, Always

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dear Frances – We Should All “Execute Our Independence”

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Linda, You have over-thanked me with this poem. Thank you for all the “ifs” that we caregivers live with day after day. When they are so eloquently presented, they turn our hour-by-hour life as caregivers into poetry. Thank you for taking us inward into our own. Frances Readers....
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Making It Through

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dignifying Our Elders’ Lives With Compassion

DEAR FRANCES by Frances H. Kakugawa
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Children Are Our Future . . .

Dear Frances by Frances H. Kakugawa
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Dear Frances – Giggle Medicine

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Dear Frances – How You Can Help From Afar

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, This column is especially for family members who describe themselves as “long-distance caregivers,” although I’m not sure a role like that even exists. A primary caregiver takes care of a loved one on a daily basis . . . period. Maybe family members who give support from....

Planning Ahead… And Ooh La La Red Shoes!

By Frances Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I’m not a caregiver, but will probably need one in my old age....

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