Posted by Ron on Thursday, August 18, 2011
In an effort to re-enter the blog world with regularity, I have been thinking of topics to write about. Of all the topics I thought of and failed to write down, sadly and ironically this is the topic I remembered…short term memory loss. It has been pointed out to me recently by a dear friend that I seem to have problems with short term memory…I don’t remember which friend it was...which is kind of sad...because I only have two.
It was suggested that I try taking Gingko Biloba as a supplement to help with my memory. I took it under advisement and have made a few trips to the pharmacy in the past month but failed to get Gingko…I forgot to put it on the list.
No, that wasn’t me going off on a tangent…I forgot the topic…oh yes, short term memory. Much like adjusting ones golf swing to compensate for a slice or hook, I have adjusted my psyche to compensate for the short term thingy. I generally start questions to others with, “I know I have probably asked this before, but…”. I usually try to jot down the response the second time.
Being a marketing and advertising consultant my work requires me to delve into social media, traditional broadcast media, statistics, analysis and strategy…that alone will fill my brain. Did you know that in traditional broadcast a single 1 hour television show consists of 28 minutes of programming and 32 minutes of advertising? The ads are a mix of 30 and 60 second spots. That means that in any given hour you will see at least 32 ads and up to 76 ads. Is your brain full?
Sorry, that seemed like I was pushing my memory issues off on you…wait…that works for me!
Humor aside – Dementia and Alzheimer’s are serious afflictions and each of us has a close friend or family member suffering them. Here are a couple of sites I will share to find out more about them.
Thank you for reading this post and I will be back soon…if I remember.
I’m just saying.