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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Eventually I went to two retirement home administrators, one of whom was a
Methodist minister, and asked if I should do something about the situation. I was
surprised at their response. They said, "Leave your father alone. He does a great
Recently one of the nurses asked Mother, "Mrs. Comer, how long have you been
married?" "Too long." While Mother can't remember her wedding date, she knows
how to deflect questions that test her lapsed memory. Her recall may be in ...
I needed to find out if they had the appropriate audio/visual equipment in good
working order • I asked for advice in choosing the two hymns the congregation
would sing and went along with the choir director's selections • Most importantly,
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