Carolyn A. Brent

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Carolyn A. Brent
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Nationality American
Occupation Author, legislation advocate[1]
Years active 2008 - present
Known for The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself
Why Wait? The Baby-Boomers Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death
Website www.caregiverstory.com

Carolyn Brent, also known as Carolyn A. Brent, is an American author, bodybuilder and elder-care legislation advocate.[2][3][4][5] She is best known as an award-winning advocate and the author of the best-selling books, The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself and Why Wait? The Baby-Boomers Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death.[4][6][7] Brent is also the founder of the nonprofit organizations, Caregiver Story and Grandpa's Dream.

Career[edit]

Expertise[edit]

Brent is an expert on aging and sibling and family aging issues.[8] She is a frequent public speaker and radio and television commentator on the topic of elder care.[9][10] Brent is the host of "Across All Ages” on NTV ABC.

In 2016 Brent won first place in the "60s and up" category at the 2016 National Physique Committee South Florida bodybuilding and bikini competition.[11][12]

Authorship[edit]

Brent's books cover the topics of elder caregiving, estate planning, sibling contracts, and family legal and financial conversations.[13][14]

In September 2011, Brent released Why Wait? The Baby-Boomers Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death. The idea for the book came from Brent's experiences as the primary caregiver for her father for 12 years.[15][16] In January 2015, Brent released the self-help book in large print through Thorndike Press, The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself.[17] According to the Library Journal, The Caregiver's Companion is "an excellent, comprehensive guide" for caregivers.[18] Today's Caregivers Magazine recognized Brent's Caregiver's Companion with the 2015 Caregiver Friendly Award.[19][20]

Books[edit]

  • The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself (ISBN 978-0373893096)
  • Why Wait? the Baby Boomers' Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent's Death (ISBN 978-0615475011)
  • The Caregiver's Legal Survival Guide (ISBN 978-1545499023)
  • The Caregiver's Financial Survival Guide (ISBN 978-1545498323)
  • The Caregiver's Emotional Survival Guide (ISBN 978-1545497159)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five Tell-Tale Signs Your Aging Parents Can't Live Alone". Sun Sentinel. 18 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Caregiver advocate helps other caregivers avoid emotional breakdown". Washington Times. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Why Wait - Carolyn A. Brent". Body Mind Spirit RADIO. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Stambler, Deborah (8 January 2013). "Tackling End of Life Issues". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Carolyn Brent – Author of "Why Wait…" – Transforming Families and the Landscape of Elder Caregiving". The Oakland Post Online. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Moran, Andrew (3 January 2013). "Carolyn A. Brent: A Caregiver's story of money, stress and health". Digital Journal. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Women Who Shine Nominees & Vote". Yahoo! News. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Five signs your parents should not live alone" (PDF). Bradenton Herald. Retrieved 25 Oct 2013. 
  9. ^ "Eldercare and the Ed Lucas Story". Prime Time Radio. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "An agonizing decision: When it's time to move parents". Chicago Daily Herald. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Carolyn Brent NPC winner". NPC News Online. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  12. ^ "Boomers Beware the Woes of Elder Care". Thrive magazine. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Books for All Ages" (PDF). Escape Magazine. Retrieved 25 Oct 2013. 
  14. ^ "Local senior advocate: Carolyn A. Brent" (PDF). San Joaquin Magazine. Retrieved 25 Oct 2013. 
  15. ^ Mowatt, Allison (22 December 2011). "Aging: The Danger Signs". Connections Magazine. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  16. ^ Thomas, Carla (15 June 2011). "Carolyn Brent – Author of "Why Wait…" – Transforming Families and the Landscape of Elder Caregiving". The Post News Online. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Worth checking out..." Caregiver Solutions. Spring 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Reviews". Library Journal. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Winners Gallery". Today's Caregivers Magazine. 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Caregiving guru Carolyn Brent gives others hope for the future". Blasting News. Retrieved 9 October 2016. 

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