News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
August 2023
President's Message
#1 Thing You Can Do For Your Health Right Now

I was just reading a medical report that revealed that this is the most stressful time in human history.

There have been catastrophic events all throughout history and present, but the main difference today is the constant barrage of 24/7 news! It’s dreadfully awful.

And according to Karen Koffler, M.D., Director of The Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Miami Medical School, news is designed to arouse your sympathetic nervous system and get you wound up with your blood pressure sky-rocketing.  

So what can you do to protect yourself? Especially women who are at an increased risk? Well that’s what the aforementioned, esteemed Professor Dr. Koffler will be sharing at the ARPF’s 30th Anniversary Conference in Scottsdale on September 30 - October 1.

Dr. Koffler will be our keynote speaker starting us off on Saturday morning with her discussion, Getting Stronger And Sharper With Age: What Really Matters. 

Dr. Koffler will be followed by other tremendous speakers who will share their expertise and wisdom with you; too many to mention right now but you can most assuredly discover them right here where you can register for this brand new groundbreaking conference. 

If you have any desire to live a long life with a clear mind, you owe it to yourself to be in Scottsdale on September 30 - October 1.

Yours in Brain Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President / Medical Director
FREE Continuing Ed Credits at the Conference
- 5 CMEs for MD, NP, and PA
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

- 11 CEs for RN, MLSW, Psychologists / Therapists

- 11 CEs for Yoga Teachers via Yoga Alliance

- 11 CEs for Yoga Therapists via IAYT
Tai Chi: Meditation in Motion
August 22, 2023
Help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary with an introduction to Tai Chi! This virtual class incorporates Tai Chi and Qigong principles with the intention of improving physical and mental well-being. During this session you will be introduced to modified forms of Tai Chi, learning movement basics, such as weight transfers and rhythmic movements, and improving our mind-muscle connection through awareness and breathing to improve strength and vitality.
Memory Lane: 1999
Dr. Khalsa (left) with David Snowden, PhD (right)
David Snowdon, PhD Author of the world-famous Nun Study. The study shows quite dramatically how pathology alone can often mislead. Approximately 1/3 of the sisters whose brains were found to be riddled with Alzheimer’s plaques and tangles at autopsy had shown no symptoms and scored normal results in all mental and physical tests while alive! Though the opposite result was true in other cases; such contradictory results show that there is much more to Alzheimer’s than neurological changes in the brain alone.
Research News
ARPF Research quoted in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

ARPF research was cited five times in a new paper published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

Here are a couple of our articles quoted:
- Spiritual Fitness: A New Dimension in Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
- Effects of Meditation and Music-Listening on Blood Biomarkers of Cellular Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Subjective Cognitive Decline: An Exploratory Randomized Clinical Trial
Kirtan Kriya Meditation
Lisa Mosconi, PhD, is a neuroscientist, neuro-nutritionist, and part of ARPF's Scientific Advisory Council. She is an associate professor and the director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

An interview with Dr. Mosconi was recently published about Kirtan Kriya meditation in Oprah Daily. She said, "Meditation has been quite underrated in medicine for a long time, but there’s increasing evidence that it really has a positive effect on the brain. Anyone who meditates will tell you it actually makes a difference. There are some meditation techniques that are intimidating because they’re complicated: You need training, you have to go somewhere. You need the guide. But there are shorter meditations that anyone can do. There’s one that I personally practice, called Kirtan Kriya—it comes from Kundalini yoga, from that tradition—and it takes 12 minutes."
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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.

In Memory/ In Honor Donors
July 2023
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from July.
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
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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, Mind / Body Clinic, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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