Paula Span who has written the New Old Age Blog in the New York Times for many years has great resources for older family members; geriatric care managers and aging professionals about seniors and family caregivers. Here is a that explains in painful detail that even when the care receiver dies the family caregiver suffers. Some have PTSD, as mentioned in Span’s article referring to an expert in this at Stanford. I cared for my Dad for 20 years. He had PTSD from being in a German prisoner of war camp. I still have PTSD from the memory of him dying in the emergency room. It can happen to all family caregivers.