How to Help Stave Off Dementia

How bad is my memory?  Well, let’s put it this way – I’ve started speeding.  My hope is that I will reach my destination before I forget where I was going.

Yes, I am a motivational speaker and part of my job is to remember what in the heck I want to say when I’m on stage.  It’s not so pretty when you’re standing in the spotlight, there are 1000 people are staring up at you, and you can’t remember the name of the CEO of the company for whom you are speaking.

So I’ve been looking for ways to increase my ability to stave off dementia and sharpen my memory as I march toward…um…olderness.  And I found one!!!

Did you know that learning a second language can benefit you greatly later on in life?  It’s true!  On average, lifelong bilinguals experience dementia four years later than people who only speak one language.  And apparently, the earlier you learn the second language, the better.

I am going to make the ASSUMPTION here that learning a new language will have benefit for me regardless of how old I am.  AND – if this study is accurate, then why not  nudge your children toward bilingualism?

Gotta run.  John is cueing up our Italian Rosetta Stone DVD.  Ciao!

From your felice motivational speaker, Linda Larsen


Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen, CSP has been described by meeting planners and audiences as "hysterically funny," and "riveting." Known for her ability to connect on an authentic and emotional level with audiences, her spontaneous sense of humor, and her engaging and powerful stories, Linda is passionate about sharing ideas to help people live their finest, best, and most productive lives. Her riveting and true story of being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by an escaped convict, and the strategies she used to escape, will give people the tools THEY need to rise above any of life's toughest challenges, to communicate more effectively with THEIR difficult person, and to find creative solutions to THEIR problems. To book motivational speaker, Linda Larsen: 941-927-4700

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  1. Hola Linda! I’m blaming it on hormones or hormonas….

    Seriously, I get it. Just last night this doozy motivational speaker went to a trunk show for my client Etcetera. Brought a skirt I received at the last show to match up and when chatting with the event organizer put my skirt on the rack, rather than hold. As I did I even said, “Mmmn, probably not a good idea” but I over road my intelligent intuitive voice and instead opted to listen to the ding dong who would walk out the door later without the skirt. And of course I wake up at 3 am to remember this important fact! In the same boat…but looks like you’re choosing a gondola. Adios.

  2. Definitely one more reason to sharpen my Frenish.  No, I didn’t misspell.  I flow quite easily between my 2 years of high school French and 3 years of college Spanish in a confusing mix of the two.  I understand exactly what I’m saying but I seem to leave everyone else with a knitted brow.  My Frenish lesson for today, therefore, will be how to say “knitted brow”.  Tiene una knitted brow, Linda.  Vous avez une knitted brow, Colette. :)

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