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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6 It's Okay to Talk about the Hard Stuff Good parenting is not about avoiding
issues. It's about facing them. Postponing difficult conversations only makes them
more painful or sometimes impossible. We tell ourselves we'll have a long talk
It was 3:15 p.m. "Okay, Dad, we're going." I had my marching orders and wheeled
Dad toward the front door. "Watch out for the step!" "I see it." "Where's your mother
?" "She's staying here with everyone else. You're the only one who wants to ...
Dad read each question aloud and answered them without hesitation. "'How
much do you want to spend on a casket?' I have no idea what they cost.
Whatever you think is right." "You don't care what kind?" "Okay." In Dad-speak, "
Okay" means ...
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