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Practical Insights for Busy Caregivers

Uncover the underlying problem first

When we see a relative or friend struggling with a health condition, it’s tempting to jump in with a solution. Mom isn’t eating properly since Dad passed away? She needs Meals on Wheels. But things aren’t always that straightforward.

In this Toronto Star Health and Wellness article, occupational therapist Nira Rittenberg (who specializes in geriatrics and dementia care at Baycrest Health Sciences Centre and in private practice), provides advice on how to uncover the underlying issue in this very scenario. She also suggests practical responses.

Mom’s limited menu raises red flag

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