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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Move my parents to California where they knew no one and the cost of living was
much higher; 2. Put my folks in a care facility near my relatives while I remained
in California, visited when I could, and went on with my life; 3. Quit my job, move ...
If your parents need ongoing care, would one of the children move near them, or
would they move near one of the children? 22. If your parents refuse to move
from their hometown and none of the children can move near them, what are your
Your parents will face enough changes without having to move into a room that
does not reflect their own tastes. When people over seventy think about a
retirement home, they often picture a nursing home full of people who are ill and
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