Chess Benefits

Here are a selection of articles related to the possible benefits the great game of chess has for mental health. Please use the contact form to send any further references.


General

How Chess Players’ Brains Are Different From Everyone Else’s

Chess Playing Helps Reveal How Brain Works

Beware, Playing Lots Of Chess Will Shrink Your Brain!

10 Big Brain Benefits Of Playing Chess

Chess Therapy for Mental Health by Dr Angelo Subida


Alzheimer’s

Using Chess to Help Aging Parents Remain Mentally Active

Checkmating Alzheimer’s by Michael Ciamarra

Reading, Chess May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

How Chess Can Sharpen Your Wits

Playing board games, cognitive decline and dementia: a French population-based cohort study

Cognitive activities delay onset of memory decline in persons who develop dementia


Autism

Chess and Special Needs Education by Richard James

Chess Helps Teen With Autism Excel

Ten Reasons Your Autistic Child Needs To Learn Chess Right Now

Chess club for autistic and gifted children comes fourth in Tasmanian state wide competition


Depression

Chess Therapy is Enjoyable and Valuable for Clearing Mental Disorders