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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We had been gone for less than two hours, but had not gotten three feet inside
the lobby when a resident told us that Mom was upset. She had been looking for
Dad and could not find him. We walked another few feet and a second resident ...
I told him that I'd be back in the afternoon to give him a ride home. Then I drove to
Austin and stopped at my apartment to change clothes. The moment I got inside
the door, the phone rang and I made the mistake of answering it. It was the head
I told her I wanted Dad's last days to be as peaceful as possible. She told me that
they would have a nurse there the next day to work with the staff and to make
sure he remained pain-free. Wednesday, December 21 The following morning
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