Chess is the best recreational activity to rewire brain. Please view the YouTube video how a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's regained memory. USE IT OR LOSE IT.
The Australian Government has made significant investments in mental health and suicide prevention prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has continued to do so as part of Australia’s evolving response, with an estimated additional $500 million having been channeled into mental health services so far this year. https://www.health.gov.au/news/the-mental-health-impact-of-covid-19
In addition to, Australia spent estimated $ 15 billion dollars/year on support and research for Dementia (2018-Dementia Australia). Also, the government has funded $ 5 billion dollars last 2018 to the Aged Care sector for better quality care and support among Australians who are suffering from Dementia.
Dementia Australia also has several educational and entertaining virtual reality technology and Apps to deliver experiential learning aimed at increasing empathy (https://www.dta.com.au/the-virtual-forest/).
It has been a roller coaster event to many organizations dedicated to solve the increasing numbers of people susceptible and suffering from Onset Alzheimer’s. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6576071408886046720/
What makes us vulnerable to this disease, why people are too late being diagnosed and the effects to family and economic burden has been unacceptable to cope. I have taken cared of patients with Dementia during my nursing clinical placements that I realized the dilemma how difficult to manage person with almost total loss of memory. How much more to the family who has just vanished or erased, unrecognizable faces come to visit her, felt like strangers…
Memory Chisel focused on looking for answers or solutions since there is no cure yet this deadly disease. We are into indicators of loss memory or incurring memory lapses by recreational memory testing and cognitive testing using App or Web based (https://www.clinicalomics.com/news-and-features/feasibility-study-finds-informative-digital-biomarkers-of-dementia). By answering some test on line we may measure data to compare results as well as we also conduct brain stimulation activities such as teaching online chess (https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-dementia-symptoms-types-and-diagnosis ).
Chess has the full capacity to activate the 4 lobes (frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital) of the brain by learning how to play the game of chess. Many scientific studies already have proven that chess can maximize your brain neuroplasticity (https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/12/2116/htm ). Being a chess master, I have not encountered an active chess player (club player, online chess, street chess and tournament player) with onset Alzheimer’s.
Neuroplasticity -the ability of the brain to rewire (http://theconversation.com/what-is-brain-plasticity-and-why-is-it-so-important-55967 ). The more our brain stimulates the more healthy our brain runs.
Being the Founder of Memory Chisel as well as FIDE Chess Master/Chess Coach/Chess Author/Bachelor of Nursing Graduate (Mental Health). I encourage everyone in all ages to engage in physical exercise, start engaging in mental exercises such as playing chess. Also, do not forget to engage in social activities, healthy balanced diet, community engagements, and a power nap. The vehicle of man to live longer…lies on brain’s commands. Memory Chisel’s platform aim to help the brain stay sharp…Happy to serve the community…. Founder/Coach/FM Jesse Noel Sales.