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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H. Clyde Farrell served for ten years as an assistant district attorney for the State
of Texas before opening an elder law practice in 1 993. A graduate of the
University of Texas School of Law, he is a certified financial planner and certified
Elder law provides a genuine emotional connection with families, and sometimes
I'm as much of a counselor as a lawyer. Because there is tremendous stress on
both parents and caregivers, it takes a certain temperament for lawyers who do ...
... Steven A., 244 National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), 219, 220
national agencies, 285-287 National Association of Agencies on Aging, 274
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), 238 National
Association of ...
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