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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creations were complete, she wrapped them in brown paper and mailed them to
friends across the country. Writing Christmas cards consumed weeks. Once on
her list, you were there for life. She was a devoted correspondent who wrote
Donna got those shoes at 1 1 :00 a.m. and mother was wearing them at 2:00 P.M.
Mother received her old Dallas friends and relatives in the church library before
the service. She did not remember a single one of them, but she faked it with ...
I prefer a small, private service for family and a few close friends. I will have the
scripture readings and music picked out in advance. 4. I want this epitaph
engraved on a simple flat stone marker next to my parents' markers. My cousins
can bury ...
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