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My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing "Slow Medicine," the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones [Paperback]

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A co-author of The Little Black Book of Geriatrics counsels baby boomers on strategies for caring for aging parents throughout their final years, addressing the controversy over the negative aspects of intensive care, discussing the pros and cons of alternative therapies, and sharing compassionate advice about the challenges of overseeing a parent's death. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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Thanks to advances in science and medicine, our parents are living longer than ever before. But our health-care system doesn't perform as well when decline eventually sets in. We want to do our best as our loved ones face new complications--more diseases and disabilities--demanding further need for support and careful judgment, but the choices we have to make can seem overwhelming.

Family doctor and geriatrician Dennis McCullough recommends a new approach: Slow Medicine. Shaped by common sense and kindness, it advocates for careful anticipatory "attending" to an elder's changing needs rather than waiting for crises that force acute medical interventions--thereby improving the quality of elders' extended late lives without bankrupting their families financially or emotionally. This is not a plan for preparing for death; it is a plan for understanding, for caring, and for helping those you love live well during their final years.

Item Specifications...

Pages   263
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.96" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.72"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 13, 2013
Publisher   Harper Paperbacks
ISBN  0061243035  
EAN  9780061243035  

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Very Helpful  Jan 25, 2010
This book was excellent. It was very readable and very helpful to me in understanding how one deals with the decline we all face with loved ones, and eventually ourselves, at the end of life. Don't be put off by the "Slow Medicine" in the title, that is not really any different than just doing what makes sense.
Brings to Life the Certainty of Aging  Oct 1, 2009
I think this was written primarily for the adult children who will some day care for their parents. It describes very carefully the stages of care that aging people will require as the process progresses. However, as one who is in the process of aging myself, I found this book extremely helpful to prepare for the inevitable. While we all know that the lucky ones will age - hopefully gracefully - this book drove home to me the inexorable nature of the process. It has caused me to plan and take actions that I would have otherwise put off. My children and I should be the better for it.
A must read for anyone who deals with old folks  Sep 30, 2009
This story, and it is a story, about the struggle by children and parents as the older generation begins to fail. It is more than that because the author articulates the challenges both as a son and as a doctor. It is best read before the crisis.
Much needed resource for today's aging generations  Jul 12, 2009
Dr. McCullough has produced a well written, timely, and relevant appraisal of the aging in 21st century America. He sensitively relates his own experiences, as both a caregiver, loving child and physician to the topic of aging - "Slow medicine" as a prescription against the Geriatric Industrial Complex is an interesting and complex approach - and I appreciate the ideas that Dr. McCullough proposes. An excellent resource, highly recommended!
Extremely helpful  Apr 28, 2009
I recommend this book to all who care about another human being. Step by step practical, compassionate advice for helping others through the stages of aging. Obviously written my a man who is personally knowledgeable on the subject. Going to pass this to my kids someday. It's timeless.

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