Issues of concern: caregivers and healthcare for seniors

Now for some good news. In California, I will be a speaker at a legislative oversight committee hearing at our State Capitol in Sacramento, California on September 2012. I was asked to testify regarding my experience involving vexatious legislation. The hearing has been entitled “Why Wait?” based on the information provided by my bestselling book Why Wait?

YAMADA, BEALL, CHAIRS Committees: Human Services


Caregiver Empowerment Strategist Carolyn A. Brent spoke at the legislative oversight committee hearing on March 13, 2012 at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California.  Ms. Brent presented her experience a as caregiver in full detail.  She is holding the 5″ binder she created while caring for her father containing 12 years of:  medical, financial, and legal records.


For those who don’t know what vexatious legislation is, it is a baseless legal action which is brought on solely to harass or subdue an adversary. Those who have read my book know that I was a victim of such a malicious lawsuit myself and one of my goals has been to put an end to such frivolous actions. I hope to close the gap that I identified between the state and federal authorities, by making it harder for long-time caregivers to be displaced by siblings who have not been involved in the care of their elderly parents. The aim of this hearing is to place a bill on the 2013 California ballot which will protect victims of vexatious legislation. I was also selected to be a board member of Alzheimer’s Services of East Bay (ASEB) where I will get a chance to meet and interact with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the rights of caregivers.


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Why Wait? The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death is a handbook that can spare caregivers and their families the stress of conflict at a time of grieving and loss. It provides an opportunity for them to mend fences and renew the connection and communication they once enjoyed with each other.   Visit  A Free Rsources


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About Carolyn Brent

Dr. Carolyn A. Brent, is an award-winning bestselling author and a National Physique Committee (NPC) Masters Women's Figure Champion at age 60. She is an expert on both self-care and caregiving; she is the founder of Across All Ages and two nonprofit organizations, CareGiverStory Inc. and Grandpa's Dream. Carolyn's research and extensive collection of published works have made her a notable figure in her field. For seventeen years, she worked for some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and has worked as a volunteer at various assisted-living facilities. Her award-winning books include The Caregiver's Companion: Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself and The Caregiver's Legal Survival Guide: Navigating through the Legal System.

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