Parents teach their children to be prepared for life-a jacket for cold weather, advice for relationships, remedies for illness-but seldom are they able to prepare their children for the time when their life roles will reverse. Guided by her own experiences and emotions, Allison Greene provides helpful insights on parent-child role reversal, family relationships, financial and legal concerns, homecare options, nursing home choices, dealing with death, and finding forgiveness. 78 pages
What I remember most was feeling dead tired and inadequate to everyone in my life. There was no one to talk to, no one who could understand, and no time to try to explain it. Mine was an isolating experience. A jacket for cold weather, advice for broken relationships, remedies for illness--parents teach their children to be prepared for life, but they seldom prepare their children for the time when life roles will reverse. Allison Greene writes with emotion and experience as she answers common questions about caring for the aging, coping with sources of stress, dealing with emotional, family, and financial issues, and making difficult choices. She includes stress and self-inventory exams for care-givers, individual and group reflective activities, and a listing of related national organizations.