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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Action was called for, but it never occurred to me to take the initiative. In 1987
Aunt Mattye broke her hip and had to go to a nursing home thirty miles from
Smithville, in Flatonia. She stayed there three years. A few months after being
If you don't have a pet, ask for the names of residents who never have any visitors
and go see them. You don't need any special skills or training. A loving spirit is
the talent residents need most, Just show up. From the Algonquin to the Activities
She just never showed up. Jim: And you never talked about it? Elizabeth: No, and
that was not smart. Richard: All of us should have talked about what's going on.
Elizabeth: After another year, I asked her, "Would you come one morning a week
Apa yang dikatakan orang - Tulis resensi
The Day Everything Changed
Starting Over at FiftyOne
Just Show Up
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