by Audrey Jenkinson

Actress Audrey Jenkinson was starring in a BBC television series when she put her career on hold and returned home to Edinburgh to care for her mother suffering from a stroke and her father with cancer. In Past Caring, she describes how she tried to cope with her parents’ deaths and recalls the ‘void’ she felt at the time: “I wondered how others coped in similar situations. When I discovered there were no books on the subject, I decided to write one.” Audrey travelled throughout the UK, interviewing former carers and asking them how they rebuilt their lives. “The stories I heard were both fascinating and uplifting, and I knew other people would find them interesting and helpful.” Past Caring also includes a twelve-step recovery guide for ‘past carers’.

Paperback (13.7cm x 21.5cm) 254 pages
ISBN 09544233-6-4

Reviews of PAST CARING

“With Jenkinson’s positive approach to picking up the pieces post-caring, she is surely on the road to becoming a life coach.” The Guardian

“A remarkably candid book.” Daily Mail

"A very useful book and I would definitely recommend it to carers and past carers." Macmillan Cancer Support Directory