About Caregiver Story

Award-Winning American Author, Speaker, Radio Host &  Broadcast TV Analyst, Caregiver & Eldercare Legislation Advocate

America’s Caregiver Empowerment Strategist,™ author Carolyn A. Brent is a former clinical educational manager in the pharmaceutical industry.  She is an avid activist and advocate working with the State and U.S. Congress for the purpose of creating change to protect seniors and veterans from financial, medical, and physical  abuse.  Since 2008, Carolyn has volunteered her services to Congress, working toward making the Veterans Administration responsible for upholding the decisions that veterans have made about the appointment of a financial fiduciary and medical representative in the event of their disability and protecting those whom they select.

A Caregiver’s Story (CGS) is a nonprofit launched by Award-Winning American Author, Speaker, Host, TV, Caregiver & Eldercare Legislation Advocate Carolyn A Brent.  CGS specifically designed for the baby boomers and caregivers and provides them with complimentary medical, legal and financial resources regarding caregiving, health, fitness, and wellbeing. The nonprofit provides free resources related to caregiving, aging, health, fitness, and wellbeing.

Within that, GrandPa’s Dream, Inc. (GPD) is a specially designed program dedicated to educating and empowering caregivers and care providers. This information is vital for the care and welfare of sick and disabled people. In addition, GrandPa’s Dream also provides pertinent information that will enrich and support the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of the caregivers.

—Photo December 11,  2002

 Dr. William L. Brent is the inspiration for GrandPa’s Dream. Carolyn Brent developed it as a tribute to her father, to his life-long ministry, and to his compassion for all people to help the sick and the needy.

Affectionately known as “GrandPa,” Dr. Brent studied and earned a doctorate degree in theology at International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida. He lives a life of love and has ministered the word of God to people all over the world. He believes God is “THE GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE,” and we ought to “Love thy neighbor as thy self” (Leviticus 19:18).

Dr. Brent has a spiritual gift of healing, and shares this gift by the lying on of hands to the sick, poor, and those who have given up on life. Dr. Brent’s vision of empowering mankind by the word of God is eternal.

A Letter From My Dad
 Click  to review a LETTER written —by my father 
March 09, 1989
at 11:15 P.M. in its original form


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Early Years— 2008

Video: Introduction to Grandpa’s Dream

Video: Inspiration Behind Grandpa’s Dream

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  1. Susan J Pederson

    Hi Carolyn, Just heard you speaking on 97.5 Sacramento. I want to thank you for your work on behalf of family caregivers! Families are so strange, you think you know your siblings until the caregiving comes up. I am the caregiver for my 88 year old father & 85 year old mother who has Alzheimer’s. I get so angry with my self-centered brother & sister-in-law that I was planning on driving 2 hours to their home to confront them. I think I’ll go through your website instead and avoid drama.
    Again I thank you!

    • Dear Susan,
      Thank you so much for reaching out and sharing. Abundant Blessings to you for caring for BOTH of your parents… Regarding your siblings, it is alway BEST practice to be prepared by having ALL of the necessary documents legally filed in both State and Federal (For Veterans) courts systems. This will help protect both you and your parents during and after your caregiving JOURNEY. May God Bless you for your Love, Respect and Dedication. Sincerely, Carolyn

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