News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
3rd Quarter 2020
Mission Statement: The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is dedicated to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease by funding research studies and providing professional training, educational outreach and memory screenings.
In this Issue:
President's Message: More Breaking News on Covid-19 & Your Brain
Outreach & Education: Online Brain Longevity® Therapy Training
New Products For You
What Others Are Saying: ARPF Featured on Ezvid Wiki
Donor Spotlight: Denyse Le Fever
Research Update: The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Donor List – Thank You!
Ever Loved

President's Message
More Breaking News on Covid-19 & Your Brain

Greetings!
As Covid-19 cases and deaths have continued to climb, we can expect an additional surge this Fall. Beyond that, there is emerging research revealing that even when a patient survives Covid, leaves the ICU after being on a ventilator, and then leaves the hospital, their health challenges are not over.
These people have now been given the name “Long Haulers.”

As was seen in a number of patients, indications are that they will be dealing with problems such as brain inflammation, seizures, tremors, kidney and liver problems, and diabetes for a long time to come. There is now a new medical specialty that has evolved to deal with Covid recovery.

Our research reveals that the key to balanced immune function is actually enhanced brain function. That makes perfect sense when you consider that the name of this medical specialty that concerns this topic is Psycho-Neuro-Immunology or PNI. This illustrates that mental health affects your brain health and your brain health affects your immune system.

But actually, the reverse is true as well, isn’t it? Our research reveals that strong brain health is paramount to enjoying superior mental and emotional health. Why? Because poor brain health compromises your mental health and immunity, ramping up the production of inflammation.

Moreover, many brain and mental health conditions, including low brain/ mental energy, anxiety, and depression decrease memory function and alter immune system responses, thereby making you more vulnerable to Covid-19.

Please remember that great brain health creates the opposite: terrific mental health and a strong and balanced immune system. And as I’m sure you’re aware, if your immune system is good, you have a better chance of not getting Covid-19 or the seasonal flu for that matter– and flu season will be here soon.

So while you’re taking care to follow all the excellent medical guidelines, such as staying in as much as possible, mask wearing, social distancing, hand washing and disinfecting (for when you return), I’d like to remind you of another critically important activity that can save your life:
practice our Simple, Affordable, Fast, and Effective (SAFE) meditation called Kirtan Kriya (KK).

Backed by nearly two decades of high-level, published research in prestigious medical journals, KK has been shown to enhance brain function, reduce stress, improve sleep, decrease inflammation, improve immunity, and decrease anxiety and depression. 

To discover how to do Kirtan Kriya and/or download an MP3, please go here.



Yours in Brain Health,
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Founding President / Medical Director

P.S. There are many ways to support ARPF: from regular donations to Facebook Fundraisers, to donating your vehicle, workplace donations, and securities and stocks. Thank you for your continued help! 
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Discover all the exciting activities ARPF has in store by visiting us on the web at: alzheimersprevention.org

Outreach & Education
Online Brain Longevity® Therapy Training
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our now completely virtual Online Brain Longevity Therapy Training (BLTT). This training is designed so you can become a certified Brain Longevity Specialist from the comfort and safety of your home, at your given pace, and at a great price.

Becoming a Certified Brain Longevity Specialist is a great asset to have in your toolkit– regardless that dementia cases are on the rise– it’s especially timely as we’ve seen such a huge need for wellness leaders during Covid. Whether if you're a caregiver, yoga teacher, therapist of all traditions, nurse, wellness coach, nutritionist, or simply interested in brain health and longevity... this program will find a way to enhance your life.

BLTT is about applying lifestyle modalities to modify risk factors that contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. It also offers hands-on tips for people who already have AD (especially at the early stages) and shows each student the proven steps to take to help their clients prevent this disease. The program, which is based on decades of science and ARPF-designed research on integrative medicine, is also clinically proven to slow the development of dementia.

We've seen great success in healthy aging using our protocol. You'll have the world's best
holistic and yogic techniques for brain health at your fingertips. Furthermore, we want our students to apply what they learn from day one. BLTT is very practical in application– it's the whole point of the course! All the Modules in the Curriculum are designed to give you the practical tools to start helping people right away, whether that be in-person or via Zoom. 

Lastly, please note that we have a discount going on at the moment as a launch special. We hope you’ll take advantage of it and become a part of the ARPF team.
“Immediately, I was able to use the materials and information to offer community public education events and to enhance professional and university educational courses. I also use the information in my clinical practice that includes working with individuals living with dementia, caregiver support, wellness interventions and organizational program development.

Additionally, I developed a deeper understanding of the clinical benefits of yoga, meditation and Kirtan Kriya. I am collaborating with another course participant who is an inspiring yoga instructor to develop integrated yoga, wellness and educational based stress management programs.”– Pat C., OTD, OTRL, CCECL, Brain Longevity Specialist


New Products For You
Maintaining Brain Health

We are proud to present two new products available in our Store page.

Discover active coping strategies to maintain brain health during high-stress situations (particularly Covid-19) through our newest bundle. This educational trifecta includes a 1-hour webinar, slides, and a handout with twenty-five active coping strategies to maintain your resilience while we fight this pandemic. ARPF Presenter Dr. Chris Walling discusses cognitive exercises that are evidence-based and clinically informed to reduce stress and inflammation on a cellular level– all while increasing your odds for living a long, healthy, and happy life.

The Neuroscience of Yoga

In this webinar, our guest speaker Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, C-IAYT, ERYT500, YACEP takes participants on a journey through the brain. She discusses the benefits of bringing ‘yoga’s ways of knowing’ into what it means to be a healthy human. Kristine also examines how yoga can be
utilized across the continuum of care: from prevention, to treatment, to recovery, to health promotion. Furthermore, participants look at research-based benefits of yoga and discuss specific strategies for using yoga postures to benefit different parts of the brain.

If you would like to watch either of these recordings and receive the accompanying handouts and slides, please purchase them from our Store. All proceeds go to Alzheimer’s educational programs.


The Best Meditation For You Now
By Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD
Got stress? Who doesn’t during these very intense and uncertain times.

I’ve been thinking about so many things lately and what I’ve centered on and where I’ve directed my mental resources is on my reflections– which I’ve written in an easy to read downloadable file with the above title.

In this piece, I reveal my insights into these chaotic times and all the effects this turmoil is doing to your body, mind and spirit.

More importantly, I’m going to reveal how you can put a suit of armor against all the stress of our times as you endure, thrive, and develop optimal resilience.

You may consider an $11 donation to our ongoing, ground-breaking research and training programs.

What Others Are Saying
ARPF Featured on Ezvid Wiki
Your ARPF was featured in the Ezvid Wiki video “6 Health Organizations Spreading Awareness And Improving Treatment.” Ezvid Wiki is one of the world’s leading non-fiction websites and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors per day.
 
We are honored to receive this recognition. “For the millions of people around the world afflicted by physical health conditions, day-to-day life can be a struggle. Thankfully, organizations such as the ones listed here are dedicated to helping. Through research and advocacy, they work to combat a range of diseases and disorders and improve healthcare for those most in need.”

Click here to watch the full video. ARPF is showcased at 3:24.

Donor Spotlight
Denyse Le Fever, Brain Longevity® Specialist
Denyse Le Fever was drawn to yoga as a teen to relieve test anxiety. In her senior years, she recognized yoga’s many benefits would help her to manage a stressful lifestyle. She focused her studies on yoga’s restorative benefits for an aging population and those with chronic conditions. In 2018, Denyse became a Brain Longevity Specialist and has applied her certification to educating seniors in her yoga classes.

For her birthday this year, Denyse organized “A Solstice to Remember” fundraiser in honor of her father, Harry L. Le Fever. It was an informational, one-hour Zoom presentation on Stress Management and Better Brain Health through Yoga. In return, she asked for donations on ARPF’s behalf. 

“A Solstice to Remember was such a special day for me to finally offer a workshop in honor of my Dad and ARPF. The end of my Dad’s life and his struggle with Alzheimer’s coincided with my decision to study yoga more deeply. Being able to offer this workshop in his honor was healing and heartfelt. Many participants had family and friends who had AD as well and I want to thank them for joining and for sharing how AD touched their lives.”
Thank You to the following donors:

  • Linda Fowler
  • Joyce Freedman
  • Penny Gilchrist
  • Deb Hertz
  • Madeleine Johnson
  • Janet Jones
  • Denyse Le Fever
  • Lila McConnell
  • S. Lynne Price
  • Therese Quinn
  • Sara Rubida
  • Vicki Anderson Simons
  • Diane Sonnewold
  • Nancy DeKorte Sullivan
  • Linda Thompson 
Denyse loves her work at the Family Center, helping participants to relax into stillness through Restorative Yoga. When not teaching at Life With Cancer Family Center, she loves to create Chair Yoga Dances and teach gentle yoga to seniors.

ARPF is so grateful to have a community of specialists who continue to support our mission. From all of us at ARPF, thank you Denyse for organizing this fundraiser. We are also touched by all of the wonderful donors who participated. Your loved ones will live on in our memories. 
If you’d like to shake things up this year, create a birthday fundraiser for ARPF that everyone can celebrate. Creating a Facebook birthday fundraiser is a popular way to give back to a cause you’re passionate about on your special day. Facebook makes it easy– all you have to do is invite friends and family members to donate to your ARPF fundraiser. Friends from around the globe can take part– it's quick and simple with no exchange rates or banks necessary. If you are interested in holding a fundraiser to support AD prevention, education, outreach or our research initiatives, please contact chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org

Research Update
Recognizing The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
By Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, Medical Director
There are many medical journals that publish research. Typically, the highly prestigious journals publish the most solid and reputable research. At ARPF, we want to acknowledge the work of one such publication, the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD).  

Over the course of the last 22 years, JAD has published more papers on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than any other journal. Furthermore, JAD has received more citations than any other AD-focused journal. JAD is now published semi-monthly, has a parallel book series, and has launched the open access JAD Reports, as well as sister journals on Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Neuromuscular Diseases.

Most importantly from our point of view, JAD has shown remarkable openness and welcoming of integrative medicine or lifestyle-based papers. To name just a few, JAD was the first journal to feature articles on brain-health effects of walnuts, coffee, virgin olive oil, wine, meditation, yoga, and other lifestyle interventions.  

Moreover, the Editorial Board of JAD decided to create a volunteer position of Prevention Editor since the last couple of years, which I have been honored to fill.  
JAD’s Editor-in-Chief George Perry, PhD recalls the early days of the journal, “The plan was to design a journal that reflected the field through creating community. Editorial structure, openness to novel topics, reviewer selection, scientometric analysis, awards programs, and historical compendiums were all focused on building a JAD community. And JAD would not be JAD without the constant bantering of Mark A. Smith, PhD to push the envelope of what a journal could add to our field.“ (Mark was the co-Editor-in-Chief until his untimely passing in 2010.)
The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease is an international multidisciplinary journal to facilitate progress in understanding the etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, behavior, treatment, and psychology of Alzheimer's disease. The journal publishes research reports, reviews, short communications, hypotheses, ethics reviews, book reviews, and letters-to-the-editor. The journal is dedicated to providing an open forum for original research that will expedite our fundamental understanding of Alzheimer's disease. JAD's targeted audience is comprised of basic science researchers and clinicians in the areas of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. 

We salute Dr. George Perry and the team at JAD for their dedication and openness to breakthrough research in Alzheimer’s disease. 

For more information:
Find JAD on Facebook.
Follow JAD on Twitter.
Visit the JAD website.
Logo Copyright Journal of Alzheimer's Disease used with permission.
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In Memory/ In Honor Donors
April to June, 2020
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from April to June 2020.
Your ARPF is honored to be a part of Ever Loved’s memorial website. This is a beautiful way to celebrate a loved one’s life in an elegant, community-oriented memorial fund. Ever Loved makes funeral planning and connecting with providers, friends, and family as simple as possible.

If you would like to leave a legacy for your loved one through supporting ARPF research and initiatives, please visit our page. We are so thankful to those who wish to include ARPF during such a sensitive time. We will continue to make strides in Alzheimer’s prevention in memory of all those who have been afflicted by dementia. We are forever grateful.
Officers and Board Members
PRESIDENT/MEDICAL DIRECTOR - Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
VICE PRESIDENT - Randal Brooks, MA, LPC
TREASURER - Bert Beatty, MHA
SECRETARY - Kirti K. Khalsa 
MEMBERS - Fletcher Wilkins, BS
-Edward Gellert, BSM

Executive Staff
VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATION AND OUTREACH - Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT
SENIOR ADVISOR - Simran S. Stuelpnagel
NEWSLETTER EDITOR - Chelsea Pyne
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ARPF is a Proud Member of:
Medical and Scientific Advisory Council
CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER
George Perry, Ph.D., Professor of Biology & Chemistry, Chief Scientist, Brain Health Consortium University of Texas at San Antonio, TX 
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Daniel Amen, M.D., Director of the Amen Clinics, Costa Mesa, CA
Ma Gloria Borras-Boneu, M.D., GRD Health Institute - Barcelona, Spain
Hiroko Dodge, Ph.D., Kevreson Research Professor of Neurology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Oregon Health & Science University
Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D., Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Neurology Boston University, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Boston, MA
Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Annie Fenn, M.D., Women’s health specialist & Founder of Brain Health Kitchen, Jackson Hole, WY
Karen E. Innes, MSPH, Ph.D.,Professor of Epidemiology, Western Virginia University School of Public Health, Morgantown, WV
Richard S. Isaacson, M.D., Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Sat Bir S. Khalsa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston, MA
Tejinder Kaur Khalsa, M.D., M.S., FRCP, Senior Associate Consultant, General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Miia Kivipelto, M.D., Ph.D., Aging Research Center and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Karolinska Institute - Stockholm, Sweden
Karen Koffler, M.D., Medical Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at University of Miami, FL
Helen Lavretsky, M.D., M.S., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital- Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Andrew B. Newberg, M.D., Director, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health –Myrna Brind Center Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Arti Prasad, M.D., FACP, Chief of Medicine, Hennepin Medical Ctr Professor/Vice Chair of Medicine, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
Kateřina Sheardová, M.D., Head of the Memory Center ICRC St. Anne´s University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic
Michelle Sierpina, Ph.D., Founding Director, UTMB Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX