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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The staff had to keep him out of the dining area until after the residents finished
their meals. His volunteer duty may have given Dad the idea he was employed.
Recently he told me that we needed to have a talk because he was not sure how
At the last moment, I had a change of heart and decided to keep it. Nothing
symbolized my father's spirit better than that cap he wore night and day. I would
take it home and keep it where I could see it every day. The morning was
beautiful, with ...
They can keep it as long as they want. Only if they like the retirement home and
decide to stay there will they need to think about putting the house on the market.
Let them keep their options open. Chris M: It's absolutely essential to understand
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