About the book  “Why Wait?” The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death 


“Why Wait? Is a timely, thought provoking page-turner that should be considered a desk reference for caregivers and those who would be caregivers of all ages. Thank you, Carolyn Brent!”
~ Rawle Andrews, Jr., Esq., Regional Vice President, AARP

 “Carolyn Brent’s book is a personal, compelling account of not only her own story but also the stories of other family caregivers faced with difficult sibling issues. It is thorough, accurate, and highly credible. Brent has taken her own painful experience, summarized what might have been done differently as a lesson for others, and put it all together with compassion and understanding. Her straightforward advice can serve as an excellent help to anyone in the situation of working with siblings on parent care. She teaches us all through her own, well written story. I highly recommend it!”
~ Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., Attorney, author of The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents

“As a pastor, former pastor to pastors, and a counselor, I endorse Carolyn Brent’s book as an excellent resource. Also I recommend it for inclusion in all church libraries, in the homes of people who are caregivers for loved ones, and in the offices of pastors and others who work with people who care for aging parents and others. This book will change the lives of family caregivers and it will provide essential information for those who make the lives of loved ones as comfortable as possible. Carolyn shares her soul, her heart, and herself with the world in a way that will bring about crucial, positive change in the lives of those who take care of family and friends.”
~ Rev. Dr. Mary Newbern-Williams, Pastor, Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Church (St. Louis, Missouri)

“It takes real courage to reveal your darkest hour and your deepest vulnerability to benefit others. Carolyn Brent is truly inspirational. Her book offers us the universal wisdom of her life lessons. Why Wait? has set a new, elevated standard for turning adversity in life to love and redemption.”
~ Mikol Davis, Ph.D., geriatric psychologist, CEO of

“As a pastor, physician, veteran, and one who was also a caregiver and suffered loss, I know Carolyn Brent has stripped the cover off of one of life’s most painful processes. Why Wait? challenges us to take an honest look at our deepest fears and rejoice in our hope of true reconciliation.”
~ Charles Woodridge, M.D.

“Carolyn Brent has so eloquently created a life changing gift for our society with her groundbreaking book, Why Wait? Until now, we have had to walk through the challenging maze of caring for our aging parents alone and now, with Carolyn’s dynamic insight and invaluable support, we can prepare mentally, emotionally, and strategically to make these years the absolute best they can be. I highly recommend this book.”
~ Allison Maslan, President, Allison Maslan International, author of Blast Off!

“Carolyn Brent boldly addresses all the topics nobody wants to talk about but absolutely must. This book is a goldmine of information not only for Baby Boomers facing the challenges of caring for their own parents, but also for children of us Baby Boomers as we begin to replace our parents as the older generation.”
~ Lynn Serafinn, marketer, coach, author of The Garden of the Soul and The 7 Graces of Marketing         

She explains everything you need to know about these crucial conversations in full detail, along with other important information covering the financial, legal and emotional necessities of aging and end-of-life issues, in her upcoming book Why Wait? The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death which is coming out Nov 15, 2011.  Be sure to subscribe to this blog to receive regular helpful tips, and news of the upcoming book release.

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Carolyn A. Brent, M.B.A., is a former clinical educational manager in the pharmaceutical industry. During her role as a panelist on many clinical studies, she developed a passion to inform the public about the many side effects of drugs, especially those used in the care of the elderly. When her own father became ill with dementia in 1997, she began to experience firsthand the frustration of not only coping with the medical world, but also the legal, financial, and, of course, emotional aspects of caring for her aging father. Today, Carolyn is an avid activist and advocate working with the U.S. Congress for the purpose of creating change to protect seniors and veterans from financial and medical abuse. She has appeared on many local and national TV and radio shows, and is a sought-after keynote speaker. She resides in Northern California.

Her book Why Wait? The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially and Legally for a Parent’s Death is coming out Nov 15, 2011.


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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