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'This enjoyable novel captures "communal living
- Everyday difficulties experienced by residents due to their age and health are more meaningful to the reader than a diagnostic inventory would be."
- Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice
.... a work of fiction focusing on older people who need care. This book tells the story of a young girl who begins work as a care worker in a residential home for older people many of whom have dementia. Aimed at teenagers and care workers of all ages, it creatively explores the problems of dementia.'
- Ageing Matters
When Gemma gets the job as a support worker at The Beacon, a residential unit with a difference, little does she realize how much impact she is to have on the lives of its residents and how they, in turn, will shape her own.
Showing how a caring community can be much more than a place where people wait to die, The Girl on the Shore is not just an absorbing tale - it's a `must read' for teenagers, adults of all ages, carers and all those with an older person in their life....