Another Approach to Elder Care: ‘Slow Medicine’

Another Approach to Elder Care: ‘Slow Medicine’

Another Approach to Elder Care: ‘Slow Medicine’

For many of us, increasing longevity comes with more complex health problems and decision-making. The Slow Medicine philosophy and practices are embedded in better understanding the late life journey. The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning brings Dr. Dennis McCullough to Equinox Village, on Wednesday, August 6, at 2 p.m.

McCullough, M.D. is credited with creating the term ‘Slow Medicine’ to describe a new, improved approach to quality eldercare. His book, ‘My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing Slow Medicine; the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones’ lays out the humane complement to the world of American high-tech medicine.

McCullough has been an “in-the-trenches” family physician and geriatrician for more than 30 years. He has served as a long-time faculty member in Dartmouth’s Department of Community and Family Medicine and the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging.

In the August 6 event, McCullough will help attendees learn more about the aging landscape and how to engage healthcare decisions and complex healthcare systems. Those who would like to attend should register at greenmtnacademy.org or call 802-867-0111. The cost is $15 paid in advance or $20 at the door. Equinox Village is located at 49 Maple Street in Manchester Center, Vt.