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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Her sidewalk diagnosis: he was having a stroke. Caring for Mother, who was
dealing with early Alzheimer's, had taken its toll. By the end of the day, Dad was
in intensive care, I was on a plane to Dallas, and our world had shifted forever.
After the stroke, he was demanding, depressed, and unwilling to do the exercises
that might allow him to recover. The big issue — one so humiliating he could not
see beyond it — was incontinence. He felt a constant need to relieve himself ...
After the stroke Dad comprehended nothing I said on the phone and little when I
was there in person. If I wanted to make sure he understood, I wrote notes. His
lack of hearing, however, worried me less than his suicidal depression. On my
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