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 retirement home is like a library: dignified, genteel, and quiet. A nursing home
is an elementary school cafeteria: full of noise, powerful smells, and controlled
chaos. The halls at the retirement home were newly carpeted. The nursing home
Despite all of the changes in the last fifty years, many families still confuse
retirement homes, assisted-living facilities, and skilled nursing homes. Too often
they lump them all together. Clearly they've never observed dinner on A-Wing of
When people over seventy think about a retirement home, they often picture a
nursing home full of people who are ill and infirm. That false image has to be
shattered and the best way to do it is to have lunch with a friend who is living
happily in ...
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