Memory Fitness: Keeping on Track

Thanks for your interest and support! 2013 is the beginning of the second year of the weekly Memory Fitness Matters blog. Tips to deal with those everyday memory frustrations included suggestions focused on the basics needed for memory, important strategies and brain aerobics for challenging your brain. The concept of a 7 day memory fitness plan was introduced to a wide variety of audiences including several programs for those interested in successful aging strategies.

As you look ahead, what are your goals? Perhaps the blogs have helped to increase awareness of your habits and the impact they have on your ability to maximize your  functioning day to day. That continues to be my goal into 2013 but there will be an additional focus.

Whenever I present programs on Memory Fitness Matters or Creating a 7 day Memory Fitness Plan, there are more than a few questions on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease.  It seems most attendees have someone close to them with memory changes beyond those with normal aging. Since my work as a speech-language pathologist, currently in home health care, offers me daily experiences in this area, one of the weekly blogs each month will touch on topics related to those concerns. My goal is to provide practical suggestions for safety, communication, activity modification and quality of life.

Visit Communication Connection for articles and blogs on eldercare concerns and products developed to encourage conversation and activity participation. Looking forward to the opportunity to help maximize the quality of your days as well as mine.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go.”  Dr. Seuss

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About Kathryn Kilpatrick

Kathryn Kilpatrick received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1968 from the University of Massachusetts. She has worked in a variety of settings, primarily in Ohio, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and for decades in the area of home health care. Kathryn is president of Memory Fitness Matters (www.memoryfitnessmatters.com) and Communication Connection(www.connectionsincommunication.com). She offers memory coaching for all ages and has a geriatric consulting practice. She is a national motivational speaker and author of more than 30 products to enhance communication and connection as well as a Memory Fitness Toolkit. Kathryn brings her decades of experience as a speech-language pathologist to all those wanting to enhance their quality of life, particularly when there are communication, memory and cognitive challenges. Her websites offer information on a wide variety of topics related to elder care concerns as well as memory fitness and successful aging.
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