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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Medicare and Medicaid Planning 269 38. Veterans Benefits 281 39. National
Agencies 285 40. Local Resources: State Insurance Departments and Agencies
on Aging 289 Acknowledgments 305 Index 307 Foreword By Liz Carpenter,
Foreword By Liz Carpenter, former press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson This is
the book you will keep between your Bible and your dictionary so it will be handy
when you need it. You will find not only valuable information but also laughs, ...
My friend Liz Carpenter has definite ideas about her funeral and is not shy about
discussing them. In the middle of her annual Christmas party, she announced
that she wanted to hear "How Great Thou Art" because it was going to be sung at
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