News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
January 2022

President's Message
Happy New Year & Cheers to 2022

We at ARPF are optimistic that this new year is going to see huge progress in our education and outreach initiatives. Do you know why are we so confident? 

Your ARPF received terrific support during GivingTuesday and over the holidays– we are very encouraged and inspired by you. Through your donations, we understand that you are serious about making a difference. Therefore, we are enthusiastically moving forward with our mission of Alzheimer's prevention and I'll be announcing our 2022 initiatives very soon. 

Every day is an opportunity to be better, to help one another, to love deeper, and to grow together. Please continue to stay an active part of our community. Connect with us on our Facebook page, Instagram page, email me, or join our upcoming webinars and events

Thank you for giving the gift of hope of Alzheimer's prevention.

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
ARPF Black Brain Health Initiative Webinar
It has been well documented that Black Americans are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than their white counterparts. As a matter of fact, AD occurs at such high rates that it is considered a “silent epidemic.” Here we will learn the stark reality of why Black and Brown people count for the highest number of diagnoses. In this webinar, we will take the opportunity to become more informed about how racism contributes to the prevalence of AD and other dementias in Black communities. We will also explore ways to build trust and to engage Black communities in research and prevention efforts.

Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2022
Time: 3 pm PT / 4 pm MT / 5 pm CT / 6 pm ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Guest Speaker: LeTonia A. Jones, MSW
Host: Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT 
Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss racial disparities in healthcare as related to Black Americans
  • Provide an overview of the rates and the scope of Alzheimer’s disease within Black communities
  • Discuss ways to build trust and engage Black communities in the research and prevention of AD

Community Outreach
Virtual Brain Retreat: NeuroFit with Dr. Fenn
ARPF Scientific Advisory Council member Annie Fenn, MD, chef, and founder of Brain Health Kitchen, along with Stacy Fisher of Fisher Fitness organized a virtual brain health retreat that focused on combining mindful movement and brain resiliency.

Your ARPF is honored to have been included in their “NeuroFit” class which challenged participants’ balance while strengthening core and hips. Balance and strength are two key aspects of aging well. Exercise alone can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s by 50 percent which goes hand in hand with improved cardiovascular health. By throwing in a mental aspect, such as holding a plank while playing word games, NeuroFit truly became a mind-body workout.

Your ARPF is heartened to see this vital information making waves with more people coming together for better brain health. Read More.
Donor Spotlight
A Donation of Artistry
Your ARPF would like to thank Fran S. for donating hundreds of beautiful greeting cards that we will use to stay in touch with our offline supporters.

The photo-printed cards display handmade textiles Fran has purchased throughout the years. The textiles are completely unique and come from all over the world, mostly made during the early 1900s.

Fran has had several family members and friends suffer from Alzheimer’s. “I think it’s important to stay creative and active because doing something that is joyful becomes therapeutic and that is a great way to stay mentally healthy. Using textiles or things that you find beautiful and making something out of it is a very fun activity. As we get older, we can’t do all the things we used to be able to. For me, finding creativity, color, and clothes are things that bring valid enjoyment to help stave off boredom and feelings of isolation.” Read more.
Brain Longevity® Specialist Spotlight
Natalie Buster, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, TIYT
Natalie Buster is a yoga teacher and yoga therapy intern specializing in trauma-informed yoga therapy and trauma-informed vocal yoga. Natalie found that a large percentage of her clients were experiencing isolation and anxiety because of COVID-19. Having the 4 Pillars as a foundation allowed a sense of community and connection to occur. Her clients particularly love (and request) Kirtan Kriya, and most of her classes feature this either at the beginning or at the end.

“Kirtan Kriya particularly speaks to me because of my background in theatre and voice,” she says. “My clients report feelings of peace and serenity after each session.” Kirtan Kriya has found a way into her curriculum for another one of her passions, The Outside Voice Project. The Outside Voice Project directly addresses vocal trauma by utilizing breathwork, yoga, and mindfulness techniques to uncover the authentic voice. Read More.
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. 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
Do you buy or sell on eBay? You can easily round up your purchase or donate a portion of your sale to ARPF! Just follow the prompts and look for “Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation.”

In Memory/ In Honor Donors
December 2021
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from December.
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
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
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., 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