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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Residents must be able to look after themselves and meet their own needs. While
Dad met these qualifications, Mother was a borderline case. Her Alzheimer's was
in an early stage, but she needed constant supervision. Someone had to ...
A hubcap hurtled toward a surprised goose that squawked loudly and gave us a
dirty look. Fixing that flat was a picnic compared to watching the pained look on
my father's face as he began a ten-minute monologue on safe driving.
Her lost look has stayed with me ever since. It gave me a new appreciation for the
relentless pressure Dad faced daily. At ninety he was monitoring Mother and
fending for himself. I do my best to remember that when he tells me for the seven
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