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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How can you tell when your parents really need assistance or intervention? (
Page 1 76) • How can you keep a sense of humor while dealing with hospitals,
insurance companies, and wheelchairs? (Pages 66-68) • How do you deal with a
Here are a few thoughts on letting people know about a parent's death: • Err on
the side of telling too many people rather than leaving out those who would want
to know. • Don't rely on your memory in deciding who you should tell. • Use your ...
Those who live far away are concerned that a brother or sister who lives nearby
is not doing a good job in caring for the parent. I become a neutral party that all
family members can trust. Often my most important job is to tell the brother in
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