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Beyond bullying at Bingo: 1 in 5 elderly in facilities suffer...

When you think about elder abuse, usually the first thought that comes to mind is that it happens in nursing homes, where staff members...

Alleged Painkiller Theft By Nurse News Triggers Caregiver PTSD

Painkiller theft a national problem... The local news in my town makes my blood boil most every day. My therapist tells me not to consume...

Breaking: New study legitimizes ‘Complicated Grief,’ treatment effective without meds

When someone close to us dies, we’re all expected to grieve. For a while anyway. But then we’re expected to get over it. Putting a timeline...

Yet Another Study Underscores Veteran Suicide Problem

Just one week after CaregiverRelief reported the results of a JAMA Psychiatry study showing veteran suicide attempts are on the rise in the U.S....

Memorial Day Disgrace: Veterans Killing Themselves, Not Getting the Help They...

Veterans Killing themselves is a topic of discussion the military would like everyone to ignore. Memorial Day is a time set aside to remember those...

It’s “National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day.” And here is why...

Diane Carbo, purveyor of this site, worries a lot about what will become of our aging LGBT population. That’s why she has asked me...

Nursing: Long hours, risk of assault and injury, but plenty of...

It’s National Nurses Week, and I can’t think of any profession more than nursing that has had more of a positive impact on my...

The imperfect wedding: ‘Father of the Bride’ shares PPA story

Kimberly Williams-Paisley so vividly captures the experience of a loved one suffering from frontal lobe brain degeneration (PPA), her book “Where the Light Gets...

Nursing assistant a job from hell: Nursing home horror stories explained,...

While nursing homes bankrupt families and drain state and federal Medicaid/Medicare coffers, they pay the people directly caring for your loved ones barely more...

A prayer warrior, a seamstress, and always plenty of oil in...

So many miracles have been worked in my life during struggles that should have killed me. While I credit God for all of them, I...