Scheme is the cat’s whiskers
A retirement home in Arizona has found a way to give dementia and Alzheimer’s patients a new sense of purpose – looking after kittens. The elderly at Catalina Springs Memory Care facility are being given very young foster kittens that require non-stop cuddling and feeding. The facility’s health services director, Rebecca Hamilton, told the Upworthy website: “We have some residents who are chronically searching, chronically looking for something that… holds meaning to them. We can place one of the kittens in their hands, and suddenly they’re not searching, they’re not stressed.” It’s a win-win.