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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As I walked him back to his room one night, we passed a huge poster on the
bulletin board advertising the air show. I knew that Eagle Eye Comer could not
have missed the sign. The event was the next weekend so I braced myself and
"An hour?" "Is that too soon?" "No, that's amazing." While Dad slept, I
remembered that I needed to check on Mother. I walked thirty seconds down the
hall where the annual nursing home Christmas party was in full swing. It is one of
the major ...
I figured between twelve hundred and fifteen hundred round-trips. As I walked
down the hall of B-Wing, I could see bright boxes being opened and families
gathered around beds doing their best to import joy. At the nurses' station, lights
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