Is Your Memory Fading?


There was a time one associate happily  shared, “I was born in the Year of the Pork.”  That brought on the chuckles.Another keeps forgetting her lipstick, one gets her dates mixed up, while another can’t recall what happened just yesterday.Time takes its toll on the memory, and leaves us at a loss for the right word, name, or place. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO assures, “Most often, it is not cause for worry. It comes naturally with the mind dimmingwith every decade.  Having memory lapses is a natural part of the aging process. The key is to keep the mind active and engaged.” She shares these tips to keep the mind sharp:

  1. Be mindful. Be in the moment so you don’t forget. When an episode crops up, retracing one’s steps is always helpful.
  2. When you have to scramble for a name, word, or phrase, recall details about the event or experience. An older person may find accessing the information will take longer than usual,which is understandable.
  3. Old memories tend to fade. Consider your brain with inbox and outside files. An older person will therefore have more clutter. Recollection can be a challenge to some. But keep trying.
  4. Learn new, challenging tasks like languages.  Conversational Spanish, Nihongo, and Italian that will broaden one’s horizons and open greater opportunities is recommended.


With the brain, remember to “Use it or lose it,” adds Viesca.

“My brain tends to take the scenic route. Things come to the forefront of my mind sooner or later, it just takes time.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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