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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When he realized that she no longer remembered phone conversations, Dad
began monitoring their calendar. He responded to invitations and began turning
down many of them. Increasingly, Mother did not feel like socializing. Large
I realize how much 1 have in common with the eighty- and ninety-year-olds who
share my parents' lives. In the last decade my view of life has changed
immeasurably. I understand that dignity comes in a variety of shapes, including
The frequency of visits is up to each family, but children must realize that they are
going to be involved in their parents' care for the foreseeable future. In a
retirement home, where daily care is not provided, someone needs to come
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