Tool and Balance to help us achieve in our Wheels of Life

“The Wheel of Life­­”™ radio interviews are broadcast on Southside Radio in London, England

Tool and Balance to help us achieve in our Wheels of Life. Today I am delighted to speak with Carolyn A Brent, who has written one of those books that we need to read – but which we would really much rather not read..! 

Many of us baby-boomers will have to deal with the ending of the life of one or both parents. Yet we are woefully badly prepared!   The link to the interview is posted here “I think it is a really nice conversation.” –  Shelagh

The full title of Carolyn’s book is Why Wait? The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially & Legally for a Parents’ Death. It is a guide for family caregivers and aging parents – and is, as such, much needed!


A word from Carolyn: In the book, I give you a step-by-step process that can spare you and your family the stress of conflict at a time of grieving and loss, so you can mend fences and renew the connection and communication you once enjoyed with each other. 

The book Why Wait? is coming to Amazon and Barns & Noble on November 15th, 2011. When you buy the book on the day of the launch, you can receive a collection of wonderful free gifts donated by many of my close friends and colleagues, who share my passion for protecting the rights and dignity of ALL people—young and old.

And, as an extra gift to you, I would also like to give you a free pass to my “Why Wait? Telesummit”—a very special 3-part online event with a discussion panel of some of the leading authors, speakers, lawyers, doctors and government officials on the topic of how baby boomers can prepare emotionally, financially and legally for the death of a parent.


Author and public speaker, Carolyn A. Brent, provides a comprehensive handbook for family caregivers, highlighting the crucial conversations siblings and their aging parents  must have. She draws upon her own heartbreaking family experiences, plus exhaustive research  on the subject, outlining a step-by-step process that can spare caregivers and their families the stress of conflict at a time of grieving and loss, but also an opportunity to mend fences and renew the connection and communication they once enjoyed with each other.

You can also download a free Medical Check List by clicking this link.

And please do leave a comment below. I would love to hear about your personal story or experiences on this topic.

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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