E. M. Kaye, Ph.D. is a baby boomer, a teacher, a life-long learner, and a passionate advocate for the prevention of Alzheimer’s. At the age of 70 she became the the oldest person to ever compete in the USA Memory Championship. She started The Great Memory Challenge to share her neuroscience-based lifestyle strategies which can optimize our memory and critical cognitive functions and protect our brains from premature aging.
Dr. Kaye is currently focusing on applied neuroscience and has completed a course of study at Harvard and spoken at MIT’s McGovern Brain Institute.
She serves as a consultant to the USA Memory Championship and is a memory mentor and coach for both individuals and organizations as well as a popular and entertaining speaker.
Dr. Kaye is a member of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, AARP, The International Mind, Brain, and Education Society and The Society for Human Resource Management.
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.
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 U.S. titles along the way, the elite Grandmaster of Memory title.
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.
Nelson has been featured on FOX’s Superhumans, The TODAY Show, Fox and Friends, The Katie Couric Show, CNN.com, ABC Nightline, The Dr. Oz Show, The Science Channel, Nat Geo, SuperBrain China, among many other media outlets.
He is the author of Remember It! The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords, Where You Left Your Keys, and Everything Else You Tend to Forget.
Dr. Rebekah Hughey
Dr. Rebekah Hughey is a board certified integrative family medicine doctor. She is also a best-selling author, award-winning teacher, talk radio host, public speaker, consultant, mnemonist, and a certified advanced Ericksonian clinical hypnotist.
Dr. Rebekah is a formally trained educator with experience teaching all age levels. She believes in her gift of teaching people how to use the power of their unconscious minds to tap into the field of infinite potential in order to transform their physical, mental, and emotional beings.
They can then leverage this newfound superpower in society, using this reclaimed time and energy to become agents of change in their lives and in the lives of others.
Dr. Rebekah is described as patient, a good listener, and a calming voice with a powerful message. She has a unique ability to synthesize her teaching skills with her knowledge of medicine, memory, and mental mastery to provide listeners with unique insights that lead to powerful problem-solving. You can hear her show, “MasterMind with Dr. Rebekah” on VoiceAmerica.com Influencers channel, Thursday mornings at 1:00pm EST and Saturdays on the Empowerment channel at 4:00pm EST as well as on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play.
Tony Dottino founded the USA Memory Championship in November 1997. He has the conviction that each of us has the potential for far greater intellectual achievements than we ever thought possible.
The USA Memory Championship emerged as an ideal venue for raising public awareness about memory and its critical role as the foundation for all our mental abilities.
In 1993, Tony launched the Florida based Dottino Consulting Group, which specializes in creativity, culture change, brain-to-brain communication, and process innovation. He has co-authored two books, The BrainSmart Leader (1999) and Grass Roots Leaders: The BrainSmart Revolution in Business (2007), both which provide practical instruction by applying knowledge of how the brain works to improve business results.
Tony has been featured in the New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Business News, USA Today, Newsweek, Vogue, and Human Capital magazines, as well as on television and radio programs. Tony has adapted these skills to the health care industry and is teaching health care providers on how to utilize these skills to improve patient care and their hospital experience.
Tony is currently collaborating with neuroscientists from Princeton, Columbia, and MIT on a research study about memory techniques and their impact on the brain.
John Graham is an entrepreneur and memory athlete from Salt Lake City, USA. He is the 2018 USA Memory Champion, an International Grandmaster of Memory, and the international coach to the Vietnam memory team.
In 2014, John first learned about memory techniques and began training his mind every day learning how to rapidly and effectively remember names and faces, facts, languages, books, anything…
In the last 2 years, he has appeared on several international TV shows (Russia, Indonesia, USA), showcasing his incredible trained memory.
He currently runs an online business at memoryjohn.com where he offers a memory improvement course and specializes in 1-on-1 memory coaching. He is passionate about teaching people all over the world how to improve their memory.
I am blown away by your commitment! This is an amazing achievement! CONGRATULATIONS! I am copying the TAs from the Harvard course so they can all marvel in the way you stretched your memory capacity and contributed to successful cognitive aging evidence! You are a ROCK STAR!
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa – Professor, Harvard University
Dr. Kaye is a former student of mine and one of the best I’ve ever had! Her enthusiasm and interest in the brain and memory are extremely contagious and unmatched. Working with her and seeing her dive head-first into the world of memory has been an absolute thrill!
Thank you for speaking to our group. Here are just some of the responses from the meeting. And your high speaker score! Very unique topic. Great info. Good tips for getting a healthy brain. Very interesting information. Good to know that multi-tasking is not really possible and it’s more effective to focus on one task at a time. Did not know that peppermint could help wake up the brain – very cool.
Julia Volkman – President/Founder, Maitri Learning, Harvard University