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 is a growing trend for retirement homes to be located on a campus that
may include assisted-living facilities, a skilled nursing home, and an Alzheimer's
unit. Assisted-Living Residences Assisted-living residences bridge the gap ...
Most residents need assistance in at least two activities of daily living. The most
common needs are ... Often they enjoy the activities and friendships of the
assisted-living residence so much that they decide to move in permanently.
Visitors and ...
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 ... Todd
Hyde co-owns two small independent assisted- living residences in east Texas.
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