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Hiroshima Landslide Fundraising Campaign Raises $21,230

The Hawaii for Hiroshima Fundraising Committee raised $21,230 that was donated by organizations, businesses and individuals throughout the state of Hawai‘i for victims of the August landslides in Hiroshima City. All of the donations...

Project Dana – A Rainbow Of Caring

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Approximately 500 volunteer caregivers and supporters of Project Dana gathered at the Dole Cannery’s Pömaika‘i Ballrooms on Sept. 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this widely respected and...
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One Family’s Gratitude to Project Dana

Editor’s note: This personal reflection was shared by an individual whose family was a beneficiary of the kindness, compassion and assistance of a Project Dana volunteer. The writer prefers to remain anonymous, but her...

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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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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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...
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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!”...
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The Poet – Caregivers of “I Am Somebody”

Editor’s note: Here is a sampling of the poetry and prose of a few of the poet-caregivers featured in Frances Kakugawa’s latest book from Watermark Publishing. Special thanks to Frances and Watermark Publishing for...
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Aging Together… Differently

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As we age, there are normal physiological changes that occur, although not everyone is affected the same way at the same time. Changes in hair color, skin elasticity, muscle...

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