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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Skilled Nursing Homes Nursing homes are medical facilities licensed by the state
and are designed to care for residents who have chronic and severe health
problems. Many residents suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's disease. In
Many residents suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's disease. In addition, nursing
homes provide short-term rehabilitation treatment for those recovering from
broken bones, strokes, and serious surgeries. • A medical director and physicians
Alzheimer's Patients Often Do Best in Assisted-Living Environments Those in the
early to middle stages of Alzheimer's disease don't necessarily need nursing care
. They need oversight and activities structured specifically for them. Too many ...
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