Geriatrician Dennis McCullough has spent his life helping families to cope with aging, experiences he faced with his own mother. In this comforting and much needed book he recommends a new approach, Slow Medicine. Shaped by common sense and kindness, grounded in traditional medicine yet receptive to alternative therapies, Slow Medicine advocates for careful anticipatory attending to an elder's changing needs rather than waiting for crises that force medical interventions--an approach that improves the quality of elders' extended late lives without bankrupting their families financially or emotionally. Although taking care of those who have always cared for us is not an easy reversal, My Mother, Your Mother will help your family to prepare for this complex journey. This is not a plan for getting ready to die; it is a plan for understanding, for caring, and for helping a family live better during an elder's final years.