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

President's Message
Great News For You On This Winter Solstice

People are worried.

Covid-19 is surging again, and we are all facing many other stressful situations.

But here at your ARPF, we have some really good news for you.

And believe me, we are grateful for it, especially at this time of the year.

  1. Our research partner at UCLA has established a Healing Covid Clinic, where our special meditation, Kirtan Kriya (KK) may be utilized. That’s crucial because Covid survivors, known as long haulers, have brain fog, high levels of inflammation, and fatigue, all of which are improved with KK.
  2. Our other joint project at UCLA, called The Pink Brain™ Project, in which we study KK in high-risk women, those with memory loss, menopause, and heart disease was completed and we already have 2 papers published, with more forthcoming.
  3. Our first Pink paper reveals that women who breastfed their children have less cognitive decline later in life, while the second shows that KK makes their brain younger, improves memory, and mood.
  4. Really great news is that we are continuing our partnership with the FINGER study, the world’s largest and longest research project on how an integrative program, not unlike our 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention®, prevents the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
  5. Our new work together will examine how the program enhances psychological well-being and Spiritual Fitness, our fourth pillar.
  6. And last, but certainly not least, our Brain Longevity Training Program (BLTT) is doing well, training people all over the world to help others by teaching them our work. We’re grateful.

We are very excited about all of our work made possible by your generous donations.

We invite you to claim your end-of-the-year tax break by choosing to financially help the ongoing research of your ARPF.

We’re doing tremendously important work in the field of Alzheimer’s prevention and we still need your generous support. We can’t do it without you.

So thank you very much.

Yours in Brain Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President / Medical Director
Discover all the exciting activities ARPF has in store by visiting us on the web at:

2021 Recap
This year we were really able to get the swing of educational outreach via virtual events. If you were able to join one of our webinars or fundraisers, we hope you enjoyed yourself and received helpful tools from the session.

Topics we covered:
– Supporting African American Families Facing Dementia
– Yoga for Depression as Alzheimer's Prevention
– How Preventing Frailty Can Prevent Dementia
– Music as Medicine for Your Brain
– Meditate for Your Memory Challenge
– Spiritual Practices and Brain Longevity: Imaging Research Revealed

We can't wait to share with you what's in store for next year! Some of the top brain health experts are collaborating with us for a great year ahead. We are looking forward to growing this community and providing you with the best research available.
"I appreciate so much all the events that you organize." – Anthony P.

"Very informative and presented well. Thank you, it was a very reassuring webinar for the invaluable benefits of yoga and meditation." – Sharon C.

"Very interesting and informative. Good tools to have and share." – Kelly H.

It's All Possible Thanks to Your Support!

Product Spotlight
How to Meditate – Our Gift To You

Please enjoy this downloadable guide on How to Meditate. Boost your brainpower in only 12 minutes. Discover this simple, safe, and effective way with Dr. Dharma's How To Meditate manual. It's only 11 pages long (plus references) and is guaranteed to improve your mind and memory. It's a lovely way to start your day. Groundbreaking and highly recommended. As renowned physician Daniel Amen, M.D. says, "I recommend it to my patients because I know it works."
Brain Longevity® Therapy Training
Feedback from Graduates
"This has been a wonderful experience. I'm so excited to begin sharing this information with my clients and in my local community." – Maegan G.

"Thank you, for all of your support as I worked to complete the BLTT online course. The course was excellent. This certification will strongly inform my yoga practice and instruction.
My formal education and employment background is in science and engineering. As such, I very much appreciated the extensive resources associated with each lecture as well as the additional resources provided at the end of each module. Thank you." – Darlene G.
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
Brain Longevity® Specialist Spotlight
Eryn Dioli
Based in Maine and Costa Rica, Eryn is a yoga teacher primarily teaching workshops on brain health, as well as working with private clients. Much of her work is with people recovering from injury, illness, addiction, or looking to improve their overall health. Eryn incorporates what she learned from her Brain Longevity Therapy Training (BLTT) into her classes by providing a presentation workshop series, as well personalized sessions for private clients. Sharing information about the importance of healthy nutrition and supplements, not only for a healthy physical body but also for cognitive care and improvement has helped many of her clients develop a healthier relationship with food. 

Bon Appétit
Gingerbread Cookies

The holidays are upon us, and we all know that means food– and lots of it. Although it’s important to be careful and not indulge too much, why not enjoy some healthy desserts? Is there such a thing? Only one way to find out.
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
November 2021
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from November.
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