Monday, April 11, 2011
This book is written by a physician and geriatrician. It is about a cat that lives on the Steere House Nursing and Rehab. Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Oscar lives in the wing that houses those in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. The thing about him is that he senses the end of life and is unfailingly there for dying and their families.
If you have experienced the heartbreak of caring for someone with dementia, or, if you have experienced evidence for the souls of animals, you will not get through this beautiful story with dry eyes.
You can read about the ten signs of dementia in contrast to "normal" lapses in memory here.