Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling around the world as a competitive Memory Athlete, Memory Consultant and highly sought-after Keynote Speaker. As a Memory Champion, Mountaineer, and Alzheimer’s Disease Activist, he preaches a lifestyle that combines fitness, both mental and physical, with proper diet and social involvement.
Born with an average memory, Nelson was inspired by the passing of his grandmother from Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 to start training his memory so that he could keep his mind strong and healthy throughout his lifespan. In a short period of time, he transformed into one of the leading competitive memorizers in the world, claiming four US titles along the way, the elite Grandmaster of Memory title, as well as numerous US memory records.
Nelson is the Founder & CEO of Climb For Memory, a non-profit charity that aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease research through mountain climbs all around the world. Nelson has climbed numerous peaks around the world for this cause, including three times on Mt. Everest. He is also the co-founder of Memory League, an online app to help train your memory. Finally, he is also active in the brain research space and is involved with a research project called the Extreme Memory Challenge – an initiative to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease (YOU can help out by heading to that website and taking our free, quick, memory test to help our research!).
Preach a lifestyle that combines fitness, both mental and physical, with proper diet and social involvement