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, Published Author and highly sought-after Keynote Speaker. 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. 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.
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.
“We’re all average people when it comes to memory. Every single one of us that have competed in these memory competitions has been self trained.”
“It’s the beginning of the beginning of the beginning of knowing how much memory techniques and visualization actually help in day to day life.”
“It doesn’t make any big difference, whether I’m restricted in my physical world or not. In the memory world there’s simply so much more than what’s possible.”
“As a memory athlete you have two main tools: the route and the visualization.”