The Survival Guides 3-Day International Tele-Summit

The information you are reading is directly taken from the Audio Version of the “Why Wait? International Telesummit. Some of the words may not appear as Exact Translation of The English Audio Version.

However, the relevance and timeliness of this information for the Generations of: Baby Boomers, Millennial’s, and GenX’ers is as impactful NOW as it was then; perhaps even more so.

On November 2011, CareGiverStory Inc. | Grandpa’s Dreams presented an amazing International 3-day Tele-Simmit.

The Caregivers Survival Guides were created to help you navigate through; The “HealthCare, Financial, and Legal Systems.” Helping you with everything you need to know to ensure that your loved one is being properly cared for. 

People today are not only living longer, with more ailments—making aging and caring for loved ones more complicated than ever before.

  • Industry Experts and advocate Carolyn A. Brent outlines a step-by-step process so caregivers know what to do and what to ask in every situation that may arise.  


  •  INDUSTRY EXPERTS: Doctors, Attorneys and Lawmakers speak out on caregiving in all areas of concern:


DISCUSSION TOPICS PART 1 – theory/understanding

  • The emotional journey of losing a parent to death or illness
  • Fears around death and terminal illness
  • How denial makes us procrastinate
  • The specific emotions of a caregiver
  • Getting the conversation started in families
  • How care givers can deal with their own emotions
  • Communicating with siblings about the situation
  • How families can work together and support each other emotionally


DISCUSSION TOPICS PART 1 – theory/understanding

  • The financial considerations (medical, hospice, etc.)
  • The truth about dementia (medical needs, expectations)
  • Considerations for special needs in housing (financial/physical needs for this)
  • Medical concerns and importance of medical directive
  • How to prepare in advance for these financial needs
  • Communicating with siblings about money
  • How families can work together and support each other to deal with the financial burden
  • State and federal agencies that can help


DISCUSSION TOPICS PART 1 – theory/understanding

  • Legal rights for caregivers
  • Legal rights for elderly
  • Difference in Federal, State laws (in US)
  • Sibling contract law
  • Check-list of necessary legal documentation
  • How to do it (i.e., do you need a lawyer’s help, etc.)
  • Things to be sure you include when setting them up
  • How care givers can protect themselves from litigation

Editorial Reviews

 “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, R.N., attorney, author of The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents

 “It takes real courage to reveal your darkest hour and deepest vulnerability to benefit others. 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 to love and redemption.” – Mikol Davis, Ph.D., geriatric psychologist, CEO of


The Survival Guides— Books Available on Amazon (April 22, 2017) | LENGTH: 90 minutes (Audio) sold separately.

About the Author

Carolyn A. Brent, is an American author, bodybuilder and elder-care legislation advocate 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, Brent is also the founder of the nonprofit organizations, Caregiver Story | Across All Ages | Grandpa’s Dream.

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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