Reminiscing through the 20th Century: Puzzle Series

Reminiscing through the 20th Century are terrific puzzles and brain teasers for all ages, but they are particularly designed for boomers and beyond.

If you have never wanted to attempt puzzles, start with the fill in puzzles, progress to the word search then try the crossword puzzles.  Those puzzles have a column with the answers to choose from supplied in alphabetical order if you need a clue or two. Even the Brain Teaser puzzle book provides hints if needed.

These popular products are a great resource for senior groups and activity professionals wanting to provide a variety of activities that appeal to old adults in all levels of care. Speech-language pathologists will find a variety of therapeutic applications working with all ages on attention and concentration, language, cognitive, and/or memory skills, as well as reading and writing.

My incentive to creating these types of puzzles started when I had clients who did puzzles daily but due to vision or cognitive changes had to give them up. Providing something at their level can make all the difference and the introductions in each book spell out suggestions. The larger print makes it easy to read and the simplified format provides a wide variety of applications.

Reminiscing through the 20th Century: Fill-In Puzzles
SAMPLE PAGES 1920′s 1990′s 
Fill in the missing letters of songs, movies, famous names in sports and entertainment, popular products, signs of the times and much more.  5 puzzles per decade.

Reminiscing through the 20th Century: Word Searches
SAMPLE PAGES 1930′s 1960′s
Find the hidden words including songs, movies, famous names in sports and entertainment, popular products, signs of the times and much more. 5 puzzles per decade.

Reminiscing through the 20th Century: Crossword Puzzles
SAMPLE PAGES  1930′s    Enjoy a modified crossword puzzle with a list of words to choose from when completing phrases. Topics include songs, music, sports, TV shows, men in the service, books, companies and more. 5 puzzles per decade.

Reminiscing through the 20th Century: Brain Teasers
SAMPLE PAGES  1960′s 1980′s 1990′s  Each decade has a series of word games to challenge your brain. There are words to unscramble, a list of the first and last names of famous people to match, phrases that need the missing vowels filled in and a few other surprises. 5 puzzles per decade.

Research recommends challenging your brain and this series is a great place to get started. It is a way to also recall your journey through the decades of your life or that of your parents, grandparents and friends. It will certainly remind you of some of the things that were popular and others that may be long forgotten. You may even begin a whole new level of conversation and connection as you recall and share your stories and listen to the stories of others.

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and
renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends,
taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints” Wilfred Peterson

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 ( and Communication Connection( 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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