4x Memory Champion Memorization Tips

Featuring: Advisory Board Member Nelson Dellis

We are honored to have globally renowned memory thought leader and world record holder Nelson Dellis as a member of our Advisory Board. He provides great memory content via his YouTube channel, and in addition to watching one of his helpful videos (click the image above to view), you can learn more about Nelson and his thoughts on the MapHabit™ system below.

Nelson Dellis // 4x USA Memory Champion

Nelson Dellis // 4x USA Memory Champion

  • Founder of Climb for Memory, an Alzheimer’s non-profit

  • 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

Learn more about Nelson and connect HERE

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit™ team?

A: My interest in memory and brain health began with my grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s. From the very beginning of my journey to become one of the best memorizers in the world, my goal was to find a way to make sure Alzheimer’s disappeared in my lifetime. As years pass by, this goal seems quite elusive, but the best I can do is try to make life easier for people who deal with cognitive impairments. MapHabit™ attempts to do that in a way that excited me and thus, made me want to join the team.

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people?

A: The current landscape of Alzheimer’s research suggests we aren’t going to see a cure any time soon. So what we should be focusing on is ways to help the lives of people suffering from the disease or any cognitive impairment; therapies that can help allow people to continue on with their lives with less of a burden. I see MapHabit™ as the answer to that.

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success?

A: I come from a non-scientific background (in relation to memory and the brain), but I have real-life, tried-and-true memory techniques and strategies that work. I feel like my added practical expertise will be crucial in helping MapHabit™ succeed.

If you would like to learn more about how we help those struggling with memory impairment live better, click HERE, and if you or someone you know is interested in staying up to date on the release of our solution in the coming months, follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter, or reach out via email at info@maphabit.com.

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Part III: MapHabit™ Advisory Board Members

Featuring: Tracee R. Benzo, Esq. and Dr. Sidney Law, MD

Helping the millions struggling with the debilitating effects of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and all forms of memory impairment is a daunting mission, but our board has helped bolster our progress in so many ways, and we’re excited to introduce our next two members, Tracee R. Benzo, Esq., and Dr. Sidney Law.

Tracee R. Benzo, Esq.

Tracee R. Benzo, Esq.

Learn more about Tracee and connect HERE

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit team?

A: As the managing partner of a workers comp litigation firm which also handles personal and catastrophic injury cases, I’m constantly navigating the aftermath of unthinkable events. At Benzo Law we pride ourselves on relentlessly advocating to make these clients and their families as whole as possible after the unthinkable occurs. MapHabit’s™ groundbreaking technology is working to make the lives of patients with memory deficiencies like dementia as whole as possible. I strongly believe these personalized visual maps are the missing piece. 

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people?

A: Data released by the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015 predicts more than 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease by 2050, resulting in the cost of their care consuming nearly 25 percent of Medicare spending in 2040.

The increasing prevalence of the disease and subsequent rising costs of healthcare to treat it is projected to impact the American economy for decades to follow. MapHabit’s™ technology, as it continues to evolve, will dramatically ease the burdens of millions of Americans, their families and their caretakers while helping to decrease the financial and socioeconomic burdens of the disease.

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success?

A: I know firsthand the devastating effects and havoc traumatic injuries and deficits to the brain can wreak on families. This compels me to support MapHabit’s™ vision and to lend my skills as an advocate for those who can’t speak for themselves. With more than 15 years experience in personal injuries, I am well versed in the laws, rights and pitfalls of injured persons in the state of Georgia. I’m honored to advocate for the more than 5,800,000 Americans affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Sidney Law, MD

Dr. Sidney Law, MD

You can learn more and connect with Sidney HERE

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit team?

A: One of the focuses of my work is in examining the development of digital technologies and using its power to help people. We are at a time where more treatment options are becoming available through mobile devices for people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These options are safer, more personalized, and less expensive than ever before. I joined the MapHabit™ team to help bring this same level of intimate, high quality care to the millions of people living with cognitive impairment.

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people?

A: I see the MapHabit™ System as a way to smooth out the ripples and wrinkles of everyday life, so that we can enjoy it whether we are 22 or 85. It is a virtual assistant for people and care partners who need and deserve more personalized attention. It is a powerful communication tool to allow families to stay connected. From experience, having a tool like this can promote independence and healthy living in a way nothing else has been able to achieve.

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success?

A: My perspective as a physician brings a level of candor and honesty not just to the team, but also as part of the unique philosophy of how we design our technology. Out team comes from strong scientific backgrounds with enormous creative and analytical energy, and we have been able to successfully translate that into real products that help real people by prioritizing them first. 

Thanks for learning more about our advisory board! If you would like to learn more about how we help those struggling with memory impairment live better, click HERE, and if you or someone you know is interested in staying up to date on the release of our solution in the coming months, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or reach out via email at info@maphabit.com.

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Part II: MapHabit™ Advisory Board Members

Featuring: Dr. David Gutman and Dr. Harry Rathore

Sir Isaac Newton famously said that “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” In our effort to impact the world of those struggling with memory impairment, we have definitely found ourselves supported by a strong foundation of an experienced board from across the healthcare industry landscape. As we prepare for the summer launch of our visual mapping software, we are thankful to have our board’s continued support and guidance as we all strive to help people with memory impairment live better.

Dr. David Gutman

Dr. David Gutman

Learn more about David and connect HERE

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit team?

A: I have an interest in using technology to make it easier for people to keep track of information.  MapHabit™ combines interests in patient care, medical data and technology to simplify life for people.

I have known Dr. Zola for over 15 years since he came to Emory.  Over the past several years, before he started MapHabit™, we had multiple conversations related to integrating technology into memory care.  I was excited when he approached me to see if my clinical & informatics expertise could be leveraged to get MapHabit™ off the ground.

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people?

A: I anticipate the MapHabit technology making it easier for care providers and individuals living with dementia to keep track of every day activities and lower their stress levels.

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success?

A: I am a physician scientist who works with patients and also has a deep appreciation for informatics and technology.  Plus, developing easy to use, web-based tools to facilitate communication is one of the things I enjoy the most.

Dr. Gary Rathore

Dr. Gary Rathore

Learn more about Harry and connect HERE

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit team?

A: Alzheimer’s is a particularly challenging disease to treat pharmacologically. In the absence of a cure, MapHabit™ offers the only innovation I’ve seen to improve the quality of life of patients.

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people?

A: As patients experience cognitive degeneration, daily routines have proven essential to expounding independence. MapHabit™ offers an accessible technological solution for patients to adhere to routines, thereby offering help to the challenges patients face. 

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success?

A: I’ve built an expansive network within the pharmaceutical industry, which naturally overlaps across the healthcare sector. My experience will open doors within the pharmaceutical sector to offer MapHabit™ to professionals struggling to apply a medicinal treatment for their patients. 

Thanks for learning more about our advisory board! If you would like to learn more about how we help those struggling with memory impairment live better, click HERE, and if you or someone you know is interested in staying up to date on the release of our solution in the coming months, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or reach out via email at info@maphabit.com.

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MapHabit™ Advisory Board Members

Featuring: Ellen Bailey & Jon Schandler

We believe that surrounding yourself with the best at what they do makes you better at what you do, and we are so thankful for our board of expert medical industry advisors who provide us with invaluable experience, insight, and leadership. Over the next few MapHabit™ blog posts, we will introduce you to our advisory board and how they fit into our mission of helping people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory impairment live better.

Ellen Bailey

Ellen Bailey

  • Managing Director of Midtown Consulting Group
  • Former COO of Cardiology of Georgia
  • 10-year tenure as Trustee of Emory University
  • Board of Directors, Emory Healthcare 

Learn more about Ellen and connect HERE.

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit team?

A: I know and respect Dr. Stuart Zola, one of the co-founders, from our shared past in the field of neuroscience.  Alzheimer’s disease costs the healthcare system tremendously, and with aging baby boomers, cost will only increase 2x-4x over the coming years. Providing a solution to the financial, physical, and emotional challenges posed by dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory impairment overall isn’t just a priority, it’s a necessity.

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people?

A: The MapHabit™ system is broad in that it is a mechanism which meets the patient wherever they are in the spectrum of memory impairment, but focused in that it can be modified as patients’ needs change. For example, MapHabit™ can start with words to aid in memory, but if the patient digresses to lose their literacy, we can change the memory stimulation to images, and then to icons, if needed. The flexibility of the MapHabit™ software to provide the best solution for the ever-changing needs of the patient to aide in their memory of habits is revolutionary.

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success?

A: I am blessed to have extensive business experience and connections in the health care industry culminated over the past 30+ years of building, running, and selling healthcare-related organizations, in addition to my service as committee chair and member of multiple boards of directors and trustees.

John Schandler

John Schandler

Learn more about Jon and connect HERE

Q: What inspired you to join the MapHabit team?

A: After hearing about the MapHabit™ product, I was inspired by the potential to truly help memory impaired patients and their families / caretakers mitigate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Q: How do you foresee MapHabit helping people? 

A: I am confident the MapHabit™ technology will provide valuable tools to assist patients, families and caregivers in improving the quality of life for all stakeholders. When loved ones struggling with dementia, for example, can become more self-sufficient through the memory-enhancing support of MapHabit™, that not only takes away part of the burden of support for their loved ones, but it also empowers them with dignity and confidence to live their best life.

Q: How does your experience impact MapHabit’s success? 

A: I have spent my career as an executive in complex medical organizations improving the health care experience for patients and families. I am excited to apply this perspective in helping MapHabit do the same for all those impacted by the effects of memory impairment.

We are so excited to have such a strong team of experts at MapHabit™ assisting us in helping people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory impairment live better. Stay tuned to meet more of the MapHabit™ team, and thanks for joining us in our journey.

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