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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If children don't speak up, we become part of the problem. Parents interpret our
silence as assent. There may come a time when caregivers have to cause a
scene, confiscate the keys or disable the engine, and get Dad a charge account
Of course, turnover of nurses' aides is a problem for every nursing home. Our
turnover rate is in the high eighties, which is considered good, and it's coming
down. Part of the problem is that many nurses' aides are single moms who may
The time to start planning is when there is no problem and the parents are
healthy. Today is not too early. Tim Sruteville: If families have a problem, concern,
or complaint they shouldn't apologize or beat around the bush. They need to tell
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