“Caregiving 💞 Practicing Self-Care Must go Hand-in-Hand” Why Wait? Be Your Own Self-Care Hero!
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AUTHORITIES Dr. Brent is an award-winning and bestselling author and eldercare legislation advocate. She is also known as a bodybuilder and health and wellness guru. She has four works in 21 publications in 1 language and 1,125 library holdings, and she is the founder of Deep Beauty Health and Wellness University ®️. Her life mission is to help individuals and caregivers discover their own sense of personal strength in preparing for the future. Her research and an extensive collection of published works have made her a notable figure in her field.
Dr. Brent is known for her life achievements and numerous awards as a caregiver and advocate for self-care and eldercare legislation. She is a noble thought-leader who inspire family caregivers and healthcare professionals worldwide.
Her professional background gives her rare insight into the complex medical issues facing people today. For seventeen years, she worked for some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. As a clinical education manager for Pharmacia, she worked with key opinion leaders in the medical field.
In her role as a senior therapeutic sales representative for another major pharmaceutical company, Novartis, she provided information to doctors and staff on a variety of subjects, including health care plans. Carolyn has also worked as a volunteer at various assisted-living facilities.
Dr. Brent is the former host of the television show Across All Ages, which airs on KHGI/KFXL in Nebraska.
She is the founder of Grandpa’s Dream, a program that provides vital knowledge for the care and welfare of people with illnesses or disabilities and supports the mental, physical and emotional well-being of caregivers. She also founded A Caregiver Story, a nonprofit organization that provides free medical and legal resources to the public through a compelling website that attracts more than three hundred thousand visitors monthly. She is also a former member of the board of directors of Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay in San Francisco.
Carolyn resides in Florida.
Carolyn A. Brent, known to audiences across the country from her appearances on various national news programs from MSNBC to ABC. Carolyn is an accomplished and award-winning author, and eldercare and caregiver’s rights advocate who has also been featured on the pages of publications including LibraryJournal, CNN iReport, Escape Magazine, Huff Post, Digital Journal, Washington Times, “Winners Gallery”. Today’s Caregivers Magazine, EDITOR’S CHOICE—Canada’s Caregiver Solutions Magazine, San Joaquin Magazine, “Women Who Shine Nominees & Vote”. Yahoo! News. AARP—Prime Time, Chicago Daily Herald. Oakland Post Online, Newsvine, Informational Hearing of the Assembly Aging & Long-Term Care Committee, February 2013 Congressman Jerry McNerney Letter to Carolyn Brent,……more publications— sources.
Brent is an inspirational speaker. She is best known as the author of award-winning 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. Brent is the founder of the nonprofit organizations, CareGiverStory & Grandpa’s Dream.
Brent passion was ignited when she was caring for her own father, who was diagnosed with dementia in 1997. From that experience, she found that neither she nor her family truly understood the medical challenges related to aging and chronic illness, or the financial and emotional weight of these issues on the family. In 2009 she founded her organization, Caregivers Story, which works to disseminate information through books, speaking engagements and a web-based info portal, to empower families who are being challenged by the need to plan for their aging parents’ medical, financial and legal well-being, as well as dealing with their own heartaches and intra-family dynamics.
Having herself been a victim of “vexatious litigation” initiated by a family member while caring for her father, she has become deeply involved in the national movement to change laws to protect long-term family caregivers from similar malice.
On February 19, 2013, Brent testified before the California State Assembly’s Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. She told the state legislators her caregiving story, emphasizing the fact that her “father’s wishes were stripped away from him” because a baseless legal action was launched against her and urging them to take action to stop this practice. She is currently working with the legislature to put forward a bill that would make vexatious litigation a felony. (February 13, 2010)
The bill is slated to be enacted into law in 2015. After that, Brent says, “I plan to take my reform across the country, to all the states my daddy defended while fighting for our great country. If you wish to help, contact me at my foundation, at CareGiversStory.com. I’ve got to change the laws. I’ve dedicated my life to this.”
My Joy, My Heart, My Dad~
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
About the University
Dr. Carolyn A. Brent Deep Beauty Health & Wellness University ™® is an independent online college in Delray Beach, Florida, with nearly 3,400 students in North America. Dr. Brent has won eight (8) national titles that featured her as a world-renowned writer and a noble-thought leader in her field. Deep Beauty Health & Wellness University ™® is an Institute for Achievement and Learning that empowers students.
The school’s essential conversations, curriculum, and award-winning online programs help graduates gain the intellectual flexibility and global experience to fulfill their potential in an ever-changing world of change. The Library of Congress, American Library Association, Library Journal, and publishers have recognized Dr. Brent’s innovation as a thought-leader for caregivers practicing self-care to Students Globally. (see videos for greater detail)
This fall of 2022, we will be offering Certificate Programs that will certify your organization to train your staff and or faculty with the educational programs to “Empower learning with educational-focused content and technology learners need to discover new insights and skills.”
The core curriculum cornerstone of Deep Beauty Health & Wellness academic experience, called the essential conversations, is recognized nationally. It restructures the standard college curriculum to increase students’ learning and exposure to classic liberal arts material throughout their learning experience to sow new traditional education in all areas of life.
The core educational curriculum is 12 courses centered on four themes: Caregiving, Self-Care, Law, and Creative Writing. In addition to social and physical sciences knowledge, the essential conversations in the core educational curriculum focus on skills and knowledge areas necessary to the success of the 21st-century student—Quantitative Reasoning and Scientific Literacy.
Passing the Gauntlet
1 John 2:27
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March 09, 1989
at 11:15 P.M. in its original form
The Award-Winning Books
Dr. Brent’s most impressive accomplishment has been her expansive body of work. The award-winning and bestselling The Caregiver’s Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself is in the Library of Congress, the libraries of Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins, and numerous other medical centers and universities. Designated as an Editor’s Choice, her book received the review of “excellent” by Library Journal. Her other books include:
- WRITING With Vision, Mission And Purpose…— Fall 2022
- Netflix True Stories —TBD
- (New Book) The Advocate — Coming 2023
- Amazing Grace: How My Father Taught Me to Rejoice in the Word of Our Father
- Transforming Your Life through Self-Care: A Guide to Tapping into Your Deep Beauty and Inner Worth
- Why Wait? The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially, and Legally for a Parent’s Death, (P) 2011 (also available on Audible Audiobook (P) 2020, a bestseller on Amazon)
- The Caregivers Legal Survival Guide: Navigating through the Legal System (also available on audio CD)
- The Caregivers Financial Survival Guide: Navigating through the Financial System (also available on audio CD)
- The Caregivers Emotional Survival Guide: Navigating through the HealthCare System (also available on audio CD)
Dr. Carolyn A. Brent DEEP Beauty Health And Wellness University™® CLASSES OFFERED —Fall, September 2022
- Writing Beyond Publishing…Trademarks, Marketing & Distribution
- Transforming Your Life through Self-Care: A Guide to Tapping into Your Deep Beauty and Inner Worth
- The Caregiver’s Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself
- Caregivers for Beginners: Step-By-Step process
- The Caregivers Emotional Survival Guide
- The Caregivers Financial Survival Guide: Navigating Through The Financial System
- The Caregivers Legal Survival Guide: Navigating Through The Legal System
- AMAZING GRACE How My Father Taught Me to Rejoice in the Word of Our Father
“Empower learning with educational-focused content and technology learners need to discover new insights and skills.” at Dr. Carolyn A. Brent DEEP Beauty Health And Wellness University™®
- Looking for Carolyn A. Brent’s 20 publications in 1,107 library holdings worldwide? Click here.
- Named as an Authority by the Library of Congress
- Deep Beauty Health & Wellness University®
- North American Bodies
- American Library Association
- Library Journal
- VIRGINIA THIS MORNING Frequent guest
- HarperCollins Australia
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Praise for Carolyn A. Brent’s
Previously Published Books
“Amazing Grace overflows with Biblical scriptures and encourages believers to gain and maintain a personal relationship with God through daily scripture reading, soul searching, practicing forgiveness & includes the importance of being an active Stewart of one’s own health and more.”
— Marsha Reneé
“An excellent, comprehensive guide to everything both new and seasoned caregivers need to know.”
—Library Journal on The Caregiver’s Companion
“Brent’s positive, inspiring messages about self-love, giving back, and rejoicing should resonate with many.”
—Booklist on Transforming Your Life through Self-Care
“A timely, thought-provoking page-turner that should be considered a desk reference for caregivers and those who would be caregivers of all ages.”
—Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq., regional vice president, AARP, on Why Wait?
“A personal, compelling account. It is thorough, accurate, and highly credible. Brent’s straightforward advice can serve as an excellent help to anyone in the situation of working with siblings on parent care. I highly recommend it!”
—Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, attorney, author of The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents, on Why Wait?
“Brent is truly inspirational. Her book offers us the universal wisdom of her life lessons. She has set a new, elevated standard for turning adversity [in]to love and redemption.”
—Mikol Davis, PhD, geriatric psychologist, CEO of AgingParents.com, on Why Wait?