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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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Roselani Place

Roselani Place is Maui’s premier licensed senior living community, offering independent and assisted living, respite short-term care and memory care apartments. At Roselani Place, we believe that our residents should have the right to...
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Care Homes By Hale Makua

Care Homes by Hale Makua is Maui’s premier provider of residential living with 24-hour support for adults. Located in Wailuku, Care Homes by Hale Makua features an indoor-outdoor living environment that takes advantage of...
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House Calls Are The Point Of Arcadia In-Home Health Services

All it takes is a little extra help for seniors to remain independent and safe in their own homes. That’s the vision behind Arcadia Home Health and Arcadia At Home, operated by the Arcadia...
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Yukio Okutso State Veterans Home

Improving Communication with a Person Diagnosed with Dementia Communication is difficult for people with dementia. They often have problems with language that are caused by damage to their brain. First, the person may find it...
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Hale Ku‘ike: The Standard For Memory Care In Hawai‘i

Hale Ku‘ike is a residential care home that specializes exclusively in memory care. Our goal is to change the standard of care for those with memory impairments in Hawai‘i by serving as the model...

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