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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A Guide to Parenting Your Parents Jim Comer. When Roles Reverse will help
you identify issues in your family that need attention and develop an action plan
to deal with them. It will give you the tools to tackle the most important job you
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
A Guide to Parenting Your Parents Jim Comer. Let's face it; most people are
motivated by fear. They fear being incapacitated. They fear going into a nursing
home. And they fear seeing a lawyer. Sometimes the anxiety about talking to an ...
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