News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
November 2022
President's Message
How to Feel Fantastic this Holiday Season

It’s hard to believe that the Holidays are upon us once again. For many people, while a joyous time, it can also be a time of stress, which dampens our pleasure. Beyond that, when we feel stress, it really does affect us deep inside our cells; all the way to our DNA tips called telomeres. When that happens, we may feel depressed, anxious, and age faster.

Recent research, however, reveals that it is entirely possible to put the brakes on stress this Holiday Season and thrive– instead of being bummed out. A very fast way is to do our Kirtan Kriya or KK meditation every day. After all, it only takes 12 minutes.

Practicing KK also activates your body’s own marijuana system called the endocannabinoids, so you really feel high and it enhances your own natural morphine-like chemicals, endorphins, so pain leaves your body. Read More.

What so many regular practitioners of KK share with us is that by doing KK their spirit soars, which is tremendously healing. That’s one of the reasons we are so happy to offer the week-long Meditate for Your Memory Challenge, starting next week.

Finally, it’s also clear that part of spirituality is giving to others without thought of any reward for yourself. This improves your well-being, which takes us full circle because well-being also makes your telomeres longer, you feel great and look younger.

Can you please find it in your heart to donate today and support our continuing quest to prevent Alzheimer’s for you and your family? We are grateful for your generosity.

Yours in Brain Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President / Medical Director
P.S. Great News! You can support ARPF with your Required Minimum Distribution before year-end. You will pay no income tax on this gift, but don’t delay, the deadline is coming up fast. Contact Randy Brooks, our Vice President, with any questions
Discover all the exciting activities ARPF has in store by visiting us on the web at:
Community Outreach
Meditate for Your Memory Challenge
Our week-long Meditate for Your Memory Challenge is right around the corner! 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!
Webinar on December 8th
Have you noticed any cognitive changes in yourself or a loved one since contracting Covid? Experts are uncovering the relationship between the virus and brain health. Please join our upcoming webinar on December 8th to explore the latest research and news on Covid and your brain. This is especially important for those experiencing "Long Covid" or brain fog.
Brain Longevity Spotlight
Giovanna Calisti, KRI, RYT, BLS
The Brain Longevity session was held at the “Cappella dei Boemi,” a place of prayer for the Boemi family in their magnificent home, now owned by the city of Trevi in Italy. "Participants walked away with tools on how to keep their brains young and “athletic” for as long as possible. The challenge is not only to live long but to live well for a long time. And for this reason, it is important to have a clear memory and an active and healthy brain."

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.
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
October 2022
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from October.
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