• 20 JUL 17
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    The Financial Burden of Caring for Multiple Generations

    The Financial Burden of Caring for Multiple Generations

    Sitting on the deck of his Hawaii Kai home, Walter Chung shares fond memories of his late mother Violet, who passed away three years ago at the ripe age of 98.  “She was the typical Chinese matriarch,” he laughs. “Independent, strong-willed, and most of all, stubborn.” All jokes aside, the 62-year old engineering professional says

    • 07 JUL 17
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    How to Tackle Downsizing Possessions in Retirement

    How to Tackle Downsizing Possessions in Retirement

    Moving is difficult at any age, but it tends to be more emotionally stressful as we get older. Downsizing late in life is necessary for several reasons—to save money, ensure safety, or “right size” into housing that is easier to maintain. One of the hardest parts of downsizing is decluttering personal possessions. Taking old clothes

    • 02 MAY 17
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    What You Need to Know About Sundown Syndrome

    What You Need to Know About Sundown Syndrome

    Do you notice that your aging father aimlessly wanders the house after dinner time? Or maybe mom’s normally reserved demeanor gets more combative after she watches her afternoon episode of Jeopardy?

    • 31 MAR 17
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    Caring For a Loved One with Diabetes

    Caring For a Loved One with Diabetes

    Nearly a third of Hawaii’s population is living with prediabetes or diabetes, affecting one in every three people, according to the American Diabetes Association. As the seventh leading cause of death in the islands, it’s important to understand that caring for someone with diabetes, much less an aging loved one, requires special attention and consideration.