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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All the doors have alarms, and she can't get outside without someone knowing
about it immediately. There is no reason for you to have to watch her or to stop
her from going anywhere. Besides, it makes her happy to move around. Don't try
They have someone among their circle of acquaintances who can take these
facts and turn them into a fitting account of their parent's life. If you don't have a
friend who can write the obituary for you, hire a professional. There are freelance
Don't let their last act be written by someone else. While you're at it, write down
your own preferences as well. • If your family doesn't have a pre-need burial plan,
consider buying one. Otherwise the family's burial decisions may be dictated by ...
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