Alabama Seniors, Care Giving

Impacting an Elder’s Life Through Compromise

In our third entry discussing slow medicine, we explore compromise or “the second station of later life.” For an elder, changing circumstances make the station of compromise a vulnerable time. “My Mother, Your Mother” author Dennis McCullough believes the Station of Compromise is the time when careful attention and intervention can make the greatest and longest-lasting difference. Put Yourself in Their Shoes Slowly join your parents’ conversations with their doctors. Don’t turn to pills first. Realize that medications may alleviate some issues but still have consequences. Don’t be afraid to ask for a diagnosis in “plain English.” Be aware of…

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