News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
October 2021

President's Message
Brain It Back On

You may recall the Brain It On webinar I participated in over the springThe conference was sponsored by Maria Shriver’s organization, Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM), and actor Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen’s organization, Hilarity for Charity (HFC)I was asked to speak about "Peace of Mind: Meditation, Faith, and Emotional Well-Being for Brain Health." 

Among many things, I discussed our latest research study called The Pink Brain™ Project at UCLA, which is investigating how kundalini yoga and Kirtan Kriya may prevent Alzheimer’s disease in high-risk women. A high-risk woman is defined as one in menopause, who has heart disease (a risk factor) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Women make up 66% of all Alzheimer's cases so investigating why women are at greater risk is a priority for us. This is our effort to pull together to help our loved ones and future generations live wonderfully healthy and fulfilled lives. It starts here with The Pink Brain Project – and with your help in funding, we can make huge strides in Alzheimer's prevention.

Would you please support our ongoing research? Every little bit helps fuel our fight against AD– in fact, on November 30th, your Giving Tuesday donation will be matched– doubling the impact!

With your help, we can change the current landscape of AD prevention.

Yours in Brain Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President / Medical Director
Please donate on Giving Tuesday and double your impact. Our work depends on the generosity of people like you. Please continue to support our progress in fighting AD.
Discover all the exciting activities ARPF has in store by visiting us on the web at:
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
New Webinar with Fayron Epps, PhD, RN

According to recent statistics, by 2030, 40% of Alzheimer’s cases will be in Black and Latino communities. That’s only 9 years away and it’s a very scary statistic. Join us for this very important webinar to learn how social determinants of health and access to healthcare impact the risk of Alzheimer’s, and how Faith Village Research Lab has set the course to support the crucial work of caregivers.
October 26th at 11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
Guest Speaker: Fayron Epps, PhD, RN
Hosted by Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT

Product Spotlight
Yoga Exercises for Every-Body
Whether you need to improve your concentration and focus, have more mental energy, increase your stamina and resilience, or enhance your mood and avoid depression, there is a pose and breath to help you achieve your goal. This Brain Longevity® manual is clear, concise, and most importantly, beneficial to brain health.

These dynamic exercises show how movement and breath can balance the brain, open communication among its sections and hemispheres, and stimulate its self-healing ability.

Donor Spotlight
Alex O.
"My grandmother had Alzheimer's during the last part of her life. I was really close with her and it was the most challenging time for my family for a lot of reasons. I think my mother may experience some symptoms of it as she grows older as will I. In fact, I think my mental health/capacity has waned as I have gotten older (turning 42 this month), which I know is normal but I am taking it seriously now because I do believe in prevention. It's a big reason why I support ARPF. Also, I found someone in your directory of professionals that I plan to contact sometime in the future. Very happy to continue to support ARPF!" – Alex O.
Alex's grandmother Angela with her grandkids.
"We called her Lola. It means grandmother in Tagalog." Angela lived to 102.

ARPF is honored to carry on Angela's legacy and we will continue to support families throughout their brain health journeys. Your ARPF is working hard to provide more research, resources, and tools so you and your loved ones can live long, healthy lives. Thank you to all of our supporters!

Do you have a story to share? Please email
Bon Appétit
Pumpkin Waffles

October welcomes pumpkins galore. Although we mainly use them for decoration, did you know pumpkins are highly nutritious? Check out this mouth-watering recipe to jumpstart your day.
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
September 2021
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
- Edward Gellert, BSM
- Le Craven

Executive Staff
SENIOR ADVISOR - Simran S. Stuelpnagel
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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 
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 Clinic Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
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., Associate 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
Kateřina Sheardová, M.D., Head of the Memory Center ICRC St. Anne´s University Hospital Brno, Czech Republic
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