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A Guide to Parenting Your Parents
Jim Cromer

Jim Comer became a parent for the first time at the age of 51 when his father suffered a massive stroke while caring for his mother who had Alzheimer's. An only child Jim quit his job as a corporate speechwriter in Los Angeles and moved back to Texas to deal with hospitals insurance companies rehab centres Dad's deafness and Mother's dementia. After ten years of care-giving Jim has kept his sanity and sense of humour and has forged a deeper more intimate relationship with his parents. With laugh-out-loud humour Jim deals with improvisational moments for which there is no preparation: · You find three gallons of Scotch in your dad's retirement home closet · Your Mother refuses to leave her home of 34 years and is coaxed into the car with promises of ice cream · At a crowded Sunday dinner table your father announces that he wants you to give him an enema after lunch…. And offers personal experience and expert insight on the many issues it's absolutely essential to plan for: · Which siblings will be there when your parents need them · Selecting a first-rate care facility and getting long-term care insurance · Hospice care and end-of-life decisions Combining wit warmth and practical advice WHEN ROLES REVERSE helps families break through denial to initiate the conversations that will save you time money and tears and help you prepare for the crises confusion and unexpected joys of care-giving.

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  • Published : 30/11/2006
  • ISBN : 9781571745002
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • Size (mm): 152 X 229
  • Category: Parenting
  • Pages : 328
  • Edition :