News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
January 2023
President's Message
A Legacy of Firsts

ARPF is thrilled to announce that it’s celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2023.

From humble beginnings in March 1993 to now, it’s been a fantastic journey powered by vision, passion, pioneer work, and support from forward-looking individuals from all over the world.

Even though my training and work already had a definite academic and integrative medicine bent, I could not have guessed the magnitude of impact it would give to the mission of ARPF.

Alzheimer’s became a household word almost overnight when President Reagan revealed he was diagnosed with it, on November 5, 1994. At that time, and for many years to come, people weren’t focused on prevention. We were. In the early 2000s, we carried out our very first research project. It took place at the Amen Clinic in Irvine, CA, with participants with “normally functioning brains.” We scanned their brains before and after Kirtan Kriya, and those significant images propelled ARPF to very significant research over the years. This research turned out to be the gold standard of yoga interventions in the field of the effect of yoga on brain function.

As Alzheimer’s disease became well-known in the 2000s, the need for prevention became greater. As a result, we continued to fund and partner with groundbreaking organizations such as The Finger Study, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, and West Virginia University, speak at medical conferences, as well as doing outreach and advocacy for the general public. Even during the COVID pandemic, ARPF has been leading the way in educating the public and healthcare providers on the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention®, a lifestyle-based program to maximize brain health and reduce your risk of dementia.
In 2017, ARPF launched its Brain Longevity® Therapy Training (BLTT), a yoga-based, certification program for allied healthcare providers and yoga teachers/therapists. Since then, the course pivoted to an on-demand training, with great success. Our vision is to train 1 Million people in the BLTT.

It used to be said that Alzheimer’s and prevention could not appear in the same paragraph, let alone the same sentence, but now that has clearly changed with multiple organizations following our pioneering lead in discussing the prevention of this dreaded disease. Now everyone is on board with the conversation.
We are very grateful to have accomplished all this work to put Alzheimer’s on the map of preventable diseases so we can serve our fellow human beings and keep families together for longer.

I want to personally thank all our Board members: from those who joined us at the very beginning to those serving at present; as well as the researchers and clinicians at the forefront of this work who serve on the Scientific Advisory Council. I’m also extremely grateful to all the volunteers who believed in ARPF over the years as we grew and evolved.

Most importantly, I want to acknowledge all our donors for inspiring and trusting us for 30 years. Your support is what made it all possible. Your donations allowed us to carry out breakthrough research, develop state-of-the-art educational materials and give hope to people at risk for Alzheimer’s and their families.
We’re hopeful that scientists, clinicians, and people from all walks of life will incorporate this work into their life so we can finally stop this epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease once and for all. We will not stop our work until the tides have turned and Alzheimer’s is defeated.

Imagine what the next 30 years will look like. Let’s plan to achieve a world without Alzheimer’s – together, we can do it.

To celebrate this milestone, we will be celebrating throughout the year with all things 30. We will start in March with a 30-day Brain Longevity® Challenge. Stay tuned for details.
Yours in Brain Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President / Medical Director
Memory Lane
Articles of Incorporation: 1993
Discover all the exciting activities ARPF has in store by visiting us on the web at:
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
December 2022
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from December.
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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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