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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had to master walking, dressing, and self-care. 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 ...
The big day arrived and they wheeled in Mother from A- Wing, pried Dad from his
table, and moved Mr. and Mrs. Davis from ... to know why he and Mother weren't
living together in his room, and demanded that she return with him to B-Wing.
The nurses on A-Wing know how to handle her and like her very much. The
nurses would appreciate it if you would not come to ... He is speaking of the
notorious intersection of A- Wing and B-Wing. Because of Dad's aversion to
hearing aids, ...
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