Book Description

Review 'A beautiful and thoughtful exploration of the many emotions and experiences of caregiving for a loved one with dementia. Caregivers reading this book will learn that they are not alone and may also find a way to reframe their caregiving journey.' Review Source: Michelle Johnston, Regional Director, Alzheimer's Association Northern California & Northern Nevada Chapter 'Frances' work inspires out capacity for generosity and compassion and motivates us to action. Read, savor and share.' Review Source: Mike Splaine, Policy Adviser, Alzheimer's Disease International'Frances Kakugawa's poetry and tips were so touching and encouraging. They are a reminder that my mom is not just defined by 'Mom,' but is a woman in her own right -- not a child -- trying to hang on to her sense of self and dignity even as she loses her memories.' Review Source: Gayle Miya, Keiro Senior HealthCare Genki Conference volunteer Read more About the Author The award-winning author of twelve books and ?Dear Frances,? a monthly advice column for caregivers in The Hawai?i Herald, Frances H. Kakugawa conducts workshops and lectures nationwide. Through her writings, workshops, school visits, readings and speaking engagements, she helps others embrace caregiving and, through their writing, discover their own humanity. Kakugawa was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai?i in Kapoho, a plantation village covered by lava flows. During her years as an educator, she taught in Hawai?i, Micronesia and Michigan and lectured at the University of Hawai?i. She is the recipient of the Hawai?i-Pacific Gerontological Society Award for her work with the elderly and appears in Living Legacy: Outstanding Japanese Women of the 20th Century in Hawai?i. Read more