When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents, Volume 6
Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2006 - 312 halaman
After his father suffered a massive stroke and his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Jim Comer found himself an overnight "parent" at the age of 51. When he walked into his father's hospital room everyone looked to him as the "man who knew all the answers." He soon realized he didn't even know the questions.
In ten years of caregiving, Comer has not only learned the questions he has lived them, and with When Roles Reverse he shares his hard-won answers.
He learned to deal with hospitals, insurance companies, rehab centers, his father's deafness and his mother's dementia. Through it all Jim has kept his sanity and sense of humor, in the process forging a deeper, more intimate relationship with his parents.
With laugh-out-loud humor, Jim deals with improvisational moments for which there is no preparation:
And offers personal experience and expert insight on the many issues it's absolutely essential to plan for such as:
When Roles Reverse even includes "Fifty Questions that will save you Time, Money, and Tears," a special section designed to help families initiate vital communication and prepare for the crises, confusion and unexpected joys of caregiving.
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When I asked how he was doing, his response was always upbeat. He'd say, "I'm
making excellent progress." I did not hear the same report from the staff. He could
walk one lap around B-Wing if an aide accompanied him, but he made little ...
Making a table change is not an easy task, but the social workers bent over
backward to go along with my request. The big day arrived and they wheeled in
Mother from A- Wing, pried Dad from his table, and moved Mr. and Mrs. Davis
The reason why Mother is in one part of the building and you are in another is
because she gets special care where she is living. The nurses on A-Wing know
how to handle her and like her very much. The nurses would appreciate it if you ...
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