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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Like Americans electing a president, my decision was not an exercise in logic.
Once I selected a hospital, the question was what to do with Mother. She couldn't
stay alone in Dallas, and I couldn't take her back to California with me because ...
You must have forms that allow you to make medical and legal decisions on their
behalf. Without these documents, you may find yourselves unable to follow your
parents' wishes or act in their best interests. No matter how healthy your parents ...
Despite the simplicity of these decisions, psychological barriers keep many
families from discussing them ahead of time. Some families are less prepared
than others. Individuals under fifty-five, especially those with no connection to a
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