Walking the Path to Memory Fitness One Week at a Time

In this 52 week plan you will better understanding the basics of memory fitness including the importance of attitude and paying attention which are the foundations of memory fitness. Whether I am working with someone younger expressing concerns about their memory, a person diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment or an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, these areas become a primary focus when creating a program.  Lifestyle choices, socialization and handling ongoing stress become future areas to be explored. Developing strategies and upgrading a memory fitness can provide some key elements that need to be addressed but modified according the person’s lifestyle, and current level of functioning.

Walking the Path of Memory Fitness One Week at a Time can be used by an individual as a personal program or with another person or two. Groups have been formed that meet on a regular basis and each of the areas are addressed at a pace that works for the participants’ schedules. Caregivers have found this resource to help them better understand the changes in a loved one’s memory and ways to support them. It also has been helpful for them to understand some of their concerns when they experience memory issues which may in part be complicated by their stress and other factors.

The information is presented one week at a time with an entry for every day.  There are 11 major themes covering information and suggestions about the most important areas. Saturday offers something to engage your brain and Sunday suggests some ways to bring a little more balance into your life.

One of the most productive ways to enhance your memory fitness is to embrace a program that first increases your understanding of the bigger picture. From there you are encouraged to focus on the areas that may be a priority for your particular situation.  The keys to memory fitness are also important for successful aging and this book may help you walk the journey one week at a time. SAMPLE PAGES

Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You can never tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.  Pierce Harris

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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