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My Mother, Your Mother : Embracing "Slow Medicine"--The Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 263 pages
  • 135 x 202 x 18mm | 218g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061243035
  • 9780061243035
  • 485,452

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Full of advice on how to get involved in [your parents ] care, and the kind of conversations you should have with their doctors. It s also a warning about the medical profession s alarming tendency toward poly-pharmacy. --Maclean's"
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