Brain Exercise Initiative, The

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Academic Year
2019
Purpose
The Brain Exercise Initiative is a student run non-profit organization that uses math, reading and writing as a form of cognitive development for the elderly. It is found that simple math exercises and reading aloud for just 30 minutes a day can have a positive impact on memory for those with Alzheimer's. This is currently being done extensively in Japan. It was discovered by a Japanese doctor, Ryuta Kawashima, and consists of math exercises and reading aloud of short stories. Done for just 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, improvements in Alzheimer’s patients have been observed. It is currently being done in 1,400 care homes with 15,000 Alzheimer's patients all over Japan and has had great success. Many individuals showed improvements in communication and behavior. Some went from being bedridden to sitting in a chair or walking. Some showed improvement in controlling their bowel movement. Additionally, they began to feel happier.
Created
5/12/2020
Status

Current

Organization Type
Undergraduate
Organization Email
BEI@ucsd.edu
Brain Exercise Initiative, The Principal Members
NIKHIL JAMPANAnjampana@ucsd.edu
COURTNEY CHENGc4cheng@ucsd.edu
DIANA MARAACHdmaraach@ucsd.edu
KATHERINE XIAkwxia@ucsd.edu
AARON FERRERajferrer@ucsd.edu
Organization Constitution

CSI Advisor

Andy Hoffman 
Andy Hoffman

To get involved and learn more about this student organization please contact the Principal Members above by email directly.

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