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Caregivers: 'Doing the things nurses normally did'

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 02, 2014

~~<p>Ken Takeya is an experienced family caregiver, by anyone's standards. He started taking care of his wife when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 71&frasl;2 years ago. And even after that diagnosis was revised and surgery relieved some of her disability, the Kailua retiree is still hands-on for most of each week.</p>
<p>Even with all that practice, things come up that challenge him and others in the family who pitch in. There was the period of months when his wife, Charlotte, was admitted three times with urinary tract infections.</p>
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Ken Takeya is an experienced family caregiver, by anyone's standards. He started taking care of his wife when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 71⁄2 years ago. And even after that diagnosis was revised and surgery relieved some of her disability, the Kailua retiree is still hands-on for most of each week.

Even with all that practice, things come up that challenge him and others in the family who pitch in. There was the period of months when his wife, Charlotte, was admitted three times with urinary tract infections. Login for more...



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