Care and Being Human

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Becoming a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related illnesses is a powerful way to learn what it means to be human. No words, no rational, no intellectualizing, only the knowing of what it means to be human when compassion, human kindness and dignity become the way to help our loved ones live the last stages of their lives..and to know whatever we do to others, we do to ourselves and to the next generation.

  • Frances Kakugawa

    Frances Kakugawa, who currently resides in Sacramento, was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kapoho, which was demolished by lava when she was 18 years old. She has taught for many years in the Michigan and Hawaii public school systems; conducted language arts workshops for teachers in Micronesia and in Hawaii; and was a curriculum writer and lecturer for the University of Hawaii.

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