News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
April 2022
President's Message
Some Good News for a Change

I want to share some great news from your ARPF that will hopefully offset some of the challenges we hear about every day.

Our article Spiritual Fitness: A New Dimension in Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention is among the most widely viewed articles in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD).

Our latest article on Yoga and our special meditation Kirtan Kriya in high-risk women has just been published in JAD as well. This particular article revealed that this practice increased the gray matter in women’s brains. This is important because as you age the gray matter has a tendency to shrink, especially in women who already have memory loss, heart disease, and are in menopause. We call this ongoing study The Pink Brain™ Project and we’re very grateful to Professor Helen Lavretsky at UCLA and our Scientific Advisory Council for leading this work. You can read the paper titled Yoga Prevents Gray Matter Atrophy in Women at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial at this link.

As I’m sure you can imagine, this is very critically important work in the field of Alzheimer’s prevention, which wouldn’t be possible without your ongoing financial support. Read More.

Please continue to help us prevent Alzheimer’s disease in both women and men. We invite you to consider serving our mission by giving only $1/ a week.

Yours in Brain Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President / Medical Director

PS: Did you know we now accept gifts of cryptocurrency?
Discover all the exciting activities ARPF has in store by visiting us on the web at:
New Webinar
Please join us on Wednesday, May 18th, for an exceptional discussion on how spiritual practices affect your longevity and quality of life

Spiritual practices range from an internal focus on the spirit within that is also underlying the universe, to relational spiritual practices such as kindness, helping others, forgiveness, and other aspects of positive psychology. A focus will be on the benefits to the agent of kindness, and the flourishing of self that flows from contributing to the lives of others. This presentation will unfold at the interface of spiritual thought, wisdom literature, and the sciences. 

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Guest Speaker: Stephen G. Post, PhD
Host: Kirti Khalsa, ARPF CEO 
Meditate for Your Memory Challenge Recap
We were blown away by the amazing people– from all over the world– who joined our Meditate for Your Memory Challenge. It was a record turnout– 3x more participants than last year! So popular, in fact, that we will have to organize another week-long session soon. Check out our Meditation Challenge Report here.
"I just participated in your first Zoom Kirtan Kriya Meditation and It was wonderful. I feel so centered and present! Thank You so very much for all your efforts to help make this free group zoom meditation possible. It was delightful to be connected with so many beautiful Souls." – Whitney S.

Donor Spotlight
Cryptocurrency donated by Psilo NFT
Your ARPF is excited to announce that we’ve received our first cryptocurrency donation! We are actively expanding the ways we can connect with our donors. Thank you to Psilo NFT for being the first to support ARPF with crypto.

Psilo is a Non-Fungible Token metaverse project. “We are basically a digital arts company whose mission is to create amazing art and support people struggling with mental illness,” Co-Founder Douglas Radecki said. “I was introduced to Kirtan Kriya during your Meditation Challenge week. Many of our team members meditate so I joined as many of the sessions as I could. The metaverse is a new and complicated topic, but we are passionate about brain health and bringing meditation into the virtual realm. One way of achieving our mission is by supporting organizations like ARPF who continue to make a huge difference in the brain health landscape.” Read More.
Spiritual Fitness Article Receives High Praise
Dr. Khalsa published in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Religious and spiritual practices, including Kirtan Kriya, are crucial components in the development of enhanced cognition and well-being, which may help prevent and, in some cases, reverse cognitive decline. The key point of this review is that making a commitment to live a brain longevity lifestyle including spiritual fitness is a critically important way for aging Alzheimer’s disease free.
Product Spotlight
The Brain Longevity Diet Cookbook
The Brain Longevity Diet Cookbook is an eclectic collection of recipes from our family to yours.

It features 53 recipes: 50 vegetarian and 3 fish dishes. These Entrees, Soups, Salads, Sides, Snacks, and Desserts will satisfy anyone's taste. It's also beautifully hand-illustrated just for ARPF.
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
March 2022
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from March.
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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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
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