Raingirl, September 19, 2011 (view all comments by Raingirl)
Every nursing home should have a cat like Oscar--he has the uncanny gift of sensing when an Alzheimer's patient is close to death, and is there to provide comfort and companionship during their last moments. I loved this book! Dr. Dosa, the author, starts off as a non catlover and eventually not only believes in Oscar's abilities, he learns a great deal more about compassion and the end of life process along the way. It's a compelling read and I stayed up late into the night to finish it. Highly recommended for anyone who has a family member or loved one suffering from dementia.
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