Playing games builds stronger brains
rigorous brain Work can delay Alzheimer’s symptoms
for as long as seven years
What This Is
The Game Campaign is an evidence-based response to dementia, a cluster of more than 70 diseases; Alzheimer’s is the most common form.
In The Game Campaign we'll mobilize thousands of people to play challenging games - backgammon, bridge, chess, Go, and Scrabble(c) - over three months.
Our goal is to make "brain work" as common as exercise and nutritious eating, so all of us live healthier, more fulfilling ives.
For centuries Western society thought declining mental ability was a normal part of aging. Now we know this decline isn't universal or automatic; it's the result of dementia, the 6th most common cause of death in the U.S..
In Pierce County more than 15,000 people suffer from dementia; African Americans and Latinos more likely than white people to have the disease.
Dementia causes immense pain for victims and their families and friends. It also drives over $600 million a year in medical costs in Pierce County alone.
Support the Game
The Game Campaign is free to all participants, and our budget - for public education, supplies, and game coaches - is under $50,000.
We're eligible for tax-deductible contributions through our wonderful fiscal agent, CascadiaNow.