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Making the Rounds with Oscar

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At first glance Oscar seems like a typical cat - handsome but aloof with a penchant for naps in the sun.  However Oscar made international headlines when Dr. David Dosa, staff at Steer House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, published an article about Oscar’s unusual talent.  Oscar can predict when a patient is going to die.  From 2 to 4 hours before a resident passes away, Oscar climbs into his or her bed, sits with them and quietly purrs.  This extraordinary talent provides an early warning system, giving caregivers precious time to alert family members that their loved one is near the end of life.   Making the Rounds with Oscar is not just about a mysterious cat, but offers a portrayal of  dementia and all its difficulties, providing hope and advise for caregivers who are coping with a loved one’s decline.   Join the conversations live or send your thought and questions ahead of time to theartofrelating@hotmail.com

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