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The VA pilot program places federally-backed volunteers in the homes of veterans to help with cooking, cleaning and other low-skill tasks.

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15 million Americans provide daily, unpaid care for a family member with dementia. Earlier this summer, San Antonio became one of three Texas cities with an official "dementia friendly" designation.

What's being done to improve quality of life for people living with dementia and the individuals who care for them?


Stephanie Howard

Filmed over five years, THE WEIGHT OF HONOR follows the lives of the caregivers of veterans who have been catastrophically wounded in America’s longest war. Their lives are transformed overnight to 24/7 caregivers tasked with caring for their war-wounded. The film reveals the family dynamics, their relationships before the wounds of war, and the uncertainties that lie ahead.