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An Extra Pair of Hands: A Story of Caring, Ageing and Everyday Acts of Love

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9781788162616
Publisher: Profile Books
Language: English
Page Count: 193
Publication Date: 5/10/2021
Size: 8.00" l x 5.50" w x 1.00"
Series: N/A

As our population ages, more and more of us find ourselves caring for parents and loved ones - some 8.8 million people in the UK. An invisible army of carers holding families together.

Here, Kate Mosse tells her personal story of finding herself as a carer in middle age: first, helping her mother look after her beloved father through Parkinson's, then supporting her mother in widowhood, and finally as 'an extra pair of hands' for her 90-year-old mother-in-law.

This is a story about the gentle heroism of our carers, about small everyday acts of tenderness, and finding joy in times of crisis. It's about juggling priorities, mind-numbing repetition, about guilt and powerlessness, about grief, and the solace of nature when we're exhausted or at a loss. It is also about celebrating older people, about learning to live differently - and think differently about ageing.

But most of all, it's a story about love.

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