David Dosa

David Dosa | PepTalk Expert Speaker
David Dosa | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Author, Geriatrician, Alzheimer's and End-of-Life Care Specialist
Gain insights into end-of-life care and the impact of pets with Dr. David Dosa, speaker, geriatrician, and author of "Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat."
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David Dosa | Speaker Biography

Dr. David Dosa is a practicing geriatrician and health services researcher at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller "Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat" (2011). With only 7,000 geriatricians in the United States, Dr. Dosa is one of the few specialists in this field. He focuses on dementia and the appropriate care of the elderly. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Dosa teaches medical students and residents at Brown University. He is also involved in the Rhode Island Senate Long Term Care Committee and serves as a board member of the Nursing Home Alliance for Better Long Term Care. Dr. Dosa has been featured in various media outlets, including CBS Evening News, NBC's Today show, ABC's Good Morning America, CNN, NPR, the BBC, People magazine, and AARP.

Dr. Dosa's expertise lies in the areas of geriatrics, dementia, end of life care, and nursing home care. He gained international attention when he published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine about Oscar, a cat with the ability to predict when patients were going to die. Oscar would climb onto a patient's bed a few hours before their death and refuse to leave until it happened. This unique talent allowed caregivers to notify family members in advance. Dr. Dosa shares the wisdom he has learned from animals like Oscar and emphasizes the importance of pets in our lives. He also discusses the story of Steere House Nursing Rehabilitation Center, where Oscar lived among patients with advanced dementia. Oscar provided comfort and companionship to more than fifty residents during their final hours.

Through interviews with colleagues and family members, Dr. Dosa highlights the impact Oscar had on those he accompanied in their last moments. Despite the challenges of dementia, Dr. Dosa offers hope and advice for caregivers dealing with their loved one's decline. He encourages audiences to address the often overlooked topic of end-of-life care. For inquiries about Dr. Dosa's availability as a speaker and his fees, please contact his speaking agent at PepTalk.

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