News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
October 2022
President's Message
What We Learned at the Brain Longevity® Symposium

The Brain Longevity Symposium had a phenomenal turnout with registrants following along on via Zoom and YouTube.

What did we learn from the brain health experts?

Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS, revealed the incredible groundbreaking and healing benefits of yoga and Kirtan Kriya on multiple aspects of aging, health, longevity, mood, resilience, genetics, reduced inflammation, and improved memory.

Katerina Sheardova, MD, PhD, shared how spirituality and religiosity reduce the risk for Alzheimer's disease. We heard the definition and demonstration of how yoga is a self-empowerment and self-healing practice, including ethical habits and self-discovery. We had an excellent discussion on moving from outside to within to achieve bliss.

Chris Walling, PSY.D, MBA, C-IAYT, SEP, explored how spiritual well-being has a significant effect on brain atrophy. How eastern philosophies and spiritual traditions integrate with modern psychology. We heard about the relationship between spirituality and psychological well-being and other illnesses, as well as the power of posture and consciousness, which was fascinating. And finally, we learned how we are all interdependent beings, as part of our evolution as human beings and that without supporting relationships, we do not thrive as we should.

Thank you to all those who registered, and of course, to our phenomenal panel of experts.

Yours in Brain Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President / Medical Director
Discover all the exciting activities ARPF has in store by visiting us on the web at:
Education Outreach
Guts & Glory Digestive and Wellness Expo - Penn State Health
The 9th annual Guts & Glory Digestive and Wellness Expo is a free, all-ages, pet-friendly celebration of health sponsored by Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. ARPF was happy to have representative Doug Hayward, RYT, BLS lead yoga classes and provide resources on the 4 Pillars of Prevention® to hundreds of attendees. Read More.
Community Outreach
Meditate for Your Memory Challenge
We are excited to announce our week-long Meditate for Your Memory Challenge! This is a free event over Zoom. We will meet every day at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET for 30 minutes to practice Kirtan Kriya meditation. No experience is necessary. We hope to see you there!
Brain Longevity Spotlight
Roger Mallory, Juris Doctor, RYT500, BA, BLS
"I was impressed by the energy my students invested in the Kirtan Kriya training and practices. As a regular teacher of meditation, it doesn’t get any better than having a classroom full of students participating with devotion and attention to all the modalities of their meditation practice. My concern that attendees would be too shy to invest the appropriate energy in their vocalization portions was proven unwarranted. The strong, collective, and harmonious sounds reverberated in the room."

There are no requirements or prerequisites to becoming a Brain Longevity Specialist– this course is for anyone interested in improving brain health and living a long, healthy life. For more information visit
If you’d like to shake things up this year, create a birthday fundraiser for ARPF that everyone can celebrate. Facebook fundraisers are a popular way to give back to a cause you’re passionate about on your special day.
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In Memory/ In Honor Donors
September 2022
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from September.
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
TREASURER - Bert Beatty, MHA
SECRETARY - Kirti K. Khalsa 
MEMBERS - Fletcher Wilkins, BS
- Le Craven

Executive Staff
SENIOR ADVISOR - Simran S. Stuelpnagel
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ARPF is a Proud Member of:
Medical and Scientific Advisory Council
George Perry, Ph.D., Professor of Biology & Chemistry, Chief Scientist, Brain Health Consortium University of Texas at San Antonio, TX 

Kateřina Sheardová, M.D., Ph.D., Head of the Memory Center ICRC St. Anne´s University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic
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
Fayron Epps, Ph.D., RN, Principal Investigator of the Faith Village Research Lab, Atlanta, GA
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 Program, Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
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., 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
Michelle Sierpina, Ph.D., Founding Director, UTMB Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX 
Leonard A. Wisneski, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC