The old adage "use it or lose it" applies to the mind, as well as other muscles. Continuous use of the Rubik's Cube is one way a person can exercise the mind and we have embarked on a program to help others "Rube it or Lose it" and work with research units to measure the effectiveness of regular mind exercise.
Although no one wants to talk about it, regular use of the Rubik's Cube is a very reliable way to detect any decline in the memory function (there is more about that at Dementia Australia) and if one struggles to complete the cube in their usual time period it could be an indication that early help should be sought from professional medical services. Of course, there could be many other factors involved but it is always best to recognise a potenetial problem before it progresses.
Rubik’s Cube is more than just a game. In addition to developing memory retention capability, it has been STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) accredited in other parts of the world as a means of developing spatial recognition and logical reasoning as part of an education process.
To seniors, it is about memorising four basic algorithms and applying them to solve the problem following a simple order.
Over the coming months I will be assessing whether there is sufficient interest to apply the learning process and repetitive activity to memory related studies and therapy, in a group structured format, and take this initiative further through the Rubeit Foundation. Please contact me us at email@example.com to express your interest
Membership of Rubeit Foundation clubs and participation in events is FREE to approved members. We rely on volunteers, local government and corporate sponsorship. Please see our CONTACT page for details on how you may become involved if you have a desire to help others and a community minded spirit.
To learn the Rubik’s Cube in isolation is not hard but it helps to have personal tuition and group engagement to accelerate learning. To provide the right group opportunity requires community support.
The goal of the Rubeit Foundation is to teach an easy method to solve the Rubik's Cube and encourage the community to practice regular mind exercise. For more information about the Foundation goals and learning process download The Value of Regular Mind Exercise
Whilst Australia is in various stages of lock-down tuition will be delivered through Zoom media. To express an interest in participating in a Zoom class please contact us and provide your name and an email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes will be scheduled during October 2021.
Once things get back to normal personal tuition will be provided by the trained coaches. To become a coach please contact us at email@example.com.
Many seniors already solve cross-word puzzles, play cards or engage in some form of games to keep their mind active. The Rubik’s Cube game is just another challenge and it can be practiced individually or in a group, Groups with personal tuition from coaches or mentors is the preferred Rubeit technique.
Successfully completing the game offers group recognition and is bound to impress others.
Learn more about the Rubeit collaborative approach by clicking on the image below.
To participate in the Zoom, and other sessions later, you will need a 3x3 Rubik's Cube, if you haven't one at present. Prices can vary greatly for games shops to eBay. The image below is an eBay advertisement (no connection with the Rubeit Foundation) to give an indication of price. Click on the image for more details.