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An extra pair of hands : a story of caring, ageing & everyday acts of love / Kate Mosse.

By: Mosse, Kate, 1961-.
Publisher: London : Profile Books : 2021Description: 193 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781788162616.Subject(s): Mosse, Kate, 1961- -- Family | Caregivers | Long-term care of the sick | Intergenerational relationsDDC classification: 362.042 Summary: "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." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Autumn 2021
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"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." - Book cover

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