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Shushin by Bishop Ryokan Ara, Tendai Mission of Hawaii
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Alzheimer’s Advertorials

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. •...
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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...

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...

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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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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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Right Where You Are The most exciting and interesting place is right where you are. If the grass is greener in your neighbor’s backyard, it usually is because he...

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...
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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...

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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