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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I knew exactly what he meant. He wanted me to get pills so he could kill himself.
In his mind, the thought of being dependent on others was worse than death. He
was eighty-six and had lived a full life. If this was his future, he wanted out now.
I knew he had rounded a corner the day he asked me about the Dallas Cowboys'
starting lineup for the fall. It took Mother a few weeks to adjust to her surroundings
. She had been married for almost fifty-six years and did not care for living ...
They already knew the name of the culprit. He was a former resident who visited
Dad regularly. I gave him a call and asked him not to bring any more liquor. He
was embarrassed at being fingered and agreed to stop delivering the Dewar's.
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