Snippet from FEMERAID International Air Rescue as of 18 March 2024
The Air Rescue Team of FEMERAID International informs all our members, Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) about the followings: 

The aging process is a natural part of life and with it comes an increased likelihood of developing diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. In reality, only about 1% of people over the age of 65 experience dementia each year. 

In fact, the brain behaves like a muscle that needs to be exercised. Memory and reasoning should be practiced every day, even if our lives are already quite stressful. Engaging in activities like puzzle games and Sudoku that require problem-solving, logic, memory, concentration and decision-making skills not only benefits the brain by identifying number patterns but also provides a sense of accomplishment upon completion. 

Research suggests that individuals who spend just 30 minutes a day reading and solving puzzles are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s or dementia. These activities can help maintain mental sharpness. 

18th March 2024

Dr. Nuno Gonçalo Cosmelli 
Air Physician 
Director of Air Rescue Service 
General Secretary of FEMERAID International