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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His lack of hearing, however, worried me less than his suicidal depression. On
my next trip, Dad's doctor suggested a possible solution. If we could get him to
agree to a simple prostate procedure, he might regain control of his bodily
Since 1996, my parents and I have spent hundreds of hours in doctors' offices.
Now I know how waiting rooms got their name. Since Dad's stroke, my parents
have required eight hospitalizations and five operations. My father has bought
"If you don't take Mother to a specialist for a complete medical evaluation in the
next two weeks, I'm going to fly back and take her to the doctor myself. We have
to find out what's going on. Will you do it?" "Okay." "Good." That was the full extent
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