Author Archives: Kathryn Kilpatrick

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.

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 … Continue reading

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Brain Teasers

When was the last time you added some variety to your brain fitness routine? Most people find something they enjoy such as reading, playing cards, certain types of puzzles or more active pastimes and leave it at that. Not only … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Daily Reminiscence Calendar 1900′s – 1990′s

What happened in history the day you were born? Which famous person shares your birthday? Curious?  This Daily Reminiscence Calendar provides details about happenings for each day of the year.  It is one in a series of reminiscence products designed so individuals of … Continue reading

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Verbal, Visual, Numerical Brain Game Series

Sometimes it is hard to break out of your routine. It is no different when it comes to exercise programs that either involves physical or brain fitness activities.  Challenging your brain with something new, especially out of your comfort zone, … Continue reading

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Word Challengers

Research supports challenging your brain and changing up your routine. Many of these word puzzles will be unique to what you normally do. Some are easier to figure out while others are definitely more challenging. Anyone can benefit from a … Continue reading

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20th Century in Review

What happened the year you were born? What about when you turned 16 or the year you graduated from high school or college, got married or had your first child? It seemed my friends enjoyed looking up what happened the year … Continue reading

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So What Do You Think?

So What Do You Think   Talk..Talk..Talk Conversations can often take many directions and sometimes you may be asked a question that makes you think a little bit. How would you answer some of these questions? Tell about something you haven’t … Continue reading

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Connecting the Generations

“Connecting the Generations – Your Stories….My Stories” Are you looking for conversation starters? Many of you may enjoy reminiscing but older adults, particularly those with some form of dementia, often like to sharing memories from the past.  Sometimes they may … Continue reading

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