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THE PLAZA ASSISTED LIVING The Plaza Assisted Living offers a convenient month-to-month rental for Oahu’s seniors, which includes the following amenities: • A variety of attractive apartment styles, each equipped with an emergency call system to communicate with wellness staff. •...

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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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...
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Children Are Our Future . . .

Dear Frances by Frances H. Kakugawa

The Latest On Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s been more than 100 years since German psychiatrist Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer described the brain of a patient who was suffering from what we today refer to as Alzheimer’s disease. And yet, this complex...

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...
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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...

Government Website Focuses On Brain Health

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “The only constant about your brain is that it’s always changing.” That is one of the key messages on the federal government’s new website, BrainHealth.gov, which is part of a...
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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...

Home Away From Home – Setting The Standard In Memory Care

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or some other residential care facility is rarely an easy one for family members, but there are times...

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