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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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ISBN-10: 0061243027

ISBN-13: 9780061243028

Edition: 2008

Authors: Dennis McCullough, Dennis Mccullough

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What's the right thing to do for mom and dad as they get older? Thanks to advances in science and medicine, more of our parents are living longer than ever before. And though we are rewarded with more time with the people we love, we are also faced with new sets of complications-more diseases, more disability, more need for support and careful judgments. Yet while our health care system may help people live to an older age, it doesn't perform so well when decline eventually sets in. We want to do the best thing but are overwhelmed with the staggering choices we face. Geriatrician Dennis McCullough has spent his life helping families to cope with their parents' aging and eventual…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/5/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
First Things: The Foundation of a New Family Understanding
The Eight Stations of Late Life
Stability: "Everything is just fine, dear." -MOM
Compromise: "Mom's having a little problem." -DAD
Crisis: "I can't believe she's in the hospital." -SISTER
Recovery: "She'll be with us for a while." -REHABILITATION NURSE
Decline: "We can't expect much more." -VISITING NURSE
Prelude to Dying: "I sense a change in her spirit." -NURSE IN LONG-TERM CARE
Death: "You'd better come now." -HOSPICE NURSE
Grieving/Legacy: "We did the right things ..." -BROTHER
Epilogue
Slow Medicine Websites
Slow Medicine Reading
Slow Medicine Cinema
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index