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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There are excellent stroke centers in Dallas, but we had no relatives there. My
aunts, uncle, and cousins lived near Austin, some two hundred miles south.
When disaster strikes, friends and neighbors are a blessing but family is a
He men- tored young business people through the SCORE program, was active
in Casa View Methodist Church and gave weekly tours at the Frontiers of Flight
Museum at Love Field in Dallas. Using hand-written journals from World War II, ...
In each case, my father met and overcame adversity. Jim's eulogy reflected the
insights I gave him. / asked for what I wanted. I called Jim and Carol Norris,
wonderful singers and musicians in Dallas, and requested that they sing at the
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