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Armed With Words

Editor’s note: Frances Kakugawa was a good poet and writer before Alzheimer’s disease attacked her mother and forever changed Frances’ life. She took her love for the written word and turned it into a...

Second Annual Aki Matsuri: Celebrating Children And Culture

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presents this fall festival that honors Hawai‘i’s children and the traditions brought to Hawai‘i by Japanese immigrants. It commemorates the Japanese traditions of Bunka no Hi or “Culture Day”...

Love And Advocacy – Leaving A Legacy

Jody Mishan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from a presentation that Jody Mishan delivered at the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Conference in September 2008. Mishan revised it last month for...
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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...

Between Alzheimer’s And Life

Diane Ako Special to The Hawaii Herald She still knows my name. “Diane!” my mother exclaims joyfully when I arrive at the care home to visit. “Do you know my daughter?” she asks all the staff, and...
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State Alzheimer’s Plan Moving Forward

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 26,000 people in Hawai‘i age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. That number is estimated to grow to 29,000 in 2020, and to 35,000...

NGN3 December Movie Schedule

TUESDAY, DEC. 1 Midnight – Big Magnum Kuroiwa 1:50 a.m. – -Hibari’s Favorite 3:10 a.m. – Succession 5:10 a.m. – The Ambitious Youth 6:50 a.m. – White Snake Enchantment 8:50 a.m. – Tragedy in the Devil-Mask Village 10:20 a.m. – Seven...

KIKU — Channel 9

PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “853 (TBS),” premieres on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 9 p.m. 853 refers to the precinct where Detective Shinnosuke Kamo used to work. But this was before he accidentally shot...
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Frances, The Transformer

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary “Hey, Boss Lady . . .” That’s how Frances Kakugawa starts off her emails to me. She knows my name, but she insists on calling me “Boss Lady,” like I’m her luna...
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Children Are Our Future . . .

Dear Frances by Frances H. Kakugawa

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