Reminiscence Trivia

 Reminiscence Trivia

Taking a walk down memory lane is likely to invite reminiscence and as a home health speech-language pathologist, Reminiscence Trivia has become a helpful resource for my clients, and their families and caregivers. The information can trigger stories and an added benefits are the activities for recall and cognitive stimulation. Activity professionals find reminiscence activities are always popular and this product adds much more to that experience.

Not only does it highlight an event for each day of the year but also the birthdays of some people from the past.  Using that information, a wide variety of reproducible brain game activities that correspond with each day of the month have been developed. There are yes/no, multiple choice and factual questions as well as fill in the blank activities. Each day also has a corresponding conversation starter and a fill in and crossword puzzle using words from that month.

Depending on how you want to use this product, you may prefer to have the months organized consecutively followed by all the activities. All sections are conveniently labeled so the availability of a flash drive allows you to create the format you feel works best for your situation.

Speech-language pathologists and activity professionals will have a wide variety of activities for reminiscing, recall and memory, listening and reading as well as writing practice. All of the activities can be modified for those with some difficulties by providing more cues as either written or spoken hints.

A spiral workbook version is also available and may be the perfect format for a  home carryover program or as a resource for conversation starters. This link will provide you with a sample of the daily calendar and the corresponding activities to try.

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

Additional resources:
KEEP YOUR BRAIN SHARP blog series highlighting other reminiscence products and brain games as well as information about a training by Kathryn Kilpatrick
Creating, Modifying and Expanding Your Memory Fitness Program

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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