Carolyn A. Brent, author of the book Why Wait? The Baby Boomers' Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially & Legally for a Parents' Death, is a guide for family caregivers and aging parents
As a speaker, she travels throughout the United States lecturing about the importance of adult siblings and parents having what she calls “crucial conversations” in preparation for the end-of-life issues they may face, so instead of being torn apart, they can come together as a strong family. She is committed to enhancing the lives of family caregivers and their aging parents throughout the world.
Carolyn’s passion for her subject started 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 not only the medical challenges related to aging and chronic illness, but also the financial and emotional weight that these bring to bear on a family.
In 2009, she founded her business Grandpa’s Dre