Nelson Charles Dellis
4x USA Memory Champion // Memory Expert // Alzheimer's Activist
Nelson is one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling around the world as a Memory Consultant and Keynote Speaker. A 4x USA 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 memorizers in the world, claiming four U.S. titles along the way, as well as a few U.S. memory records for:
1. Memorizing the most digits in 5 minutes: 339 digits.
2. Memorizing a deck of cards in the fastest time: 40.65 seconds.
3. Memorizing the most Names in 15 minutes: 201 names.
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 for this cause, including twice on Mt. Everest.
He has been featured on The TODAY Show, CNN.com, ABC: Nightline, The Dr. Oz Show, The Science Channel, and National Geographic Magazine, among many other media outlets.