News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
March 2022

President's Message
ARPF's 29th Anniversary & A Meditation Challenge

On the eve of your ARPF’s 29th anniversary, I recall our humble beginnings. We have grown over the years thanks to you and your support. We’re celebrating by offering you a chance to participate in our upcoming Meditate for Your Memory Challenge (see below). We are repeating this fantastic initiative because it was so much fun to meditate together last time.

One of my early mentors and supporters recently passed away. Herbert Benson, M.D., with whom I studied at Harvard’s Mind-Body Medical program and who later appeared at two seminars I organized, as you’ll see below. Dr. Benson was a brilliant and very sweet man.

March is Women’s History Month. I want to acknowledge the brilliant women who have been our research partners: Miia Kivipelto, MD, PhD, Helen Lavretsky, MD and Kim Innes, PhD, as well as the women serving on our Board and Scientific Advisory Council. Equally as important, are the women working with ARPF as staff and volunteers, and all those who make a difference every day in your family and community.

I'm also keenly aware that women are at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease than men. In fact, two-thirds of all cases are women, as we discussed before. Read More.

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:
In Memoriam
Herbert Benson, MD
ARPF mourns the loss of esteemed pioneer, Herbert Benson, MD (April 24, 1935 - February 3, 2022), a Medical Doctor, Cardiologist, and Founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
One of the first Western physicians to bring spirituality and healing into medicine, he led the field with research into the efficacy of Mind-Body Medicine to counteract the harmful effects of stress.

Upcoming Events
Meditate for Your Memory Challenge
You are invited to participate in the Meditate for Your Memory Challenge! We are excited to offer a free, online group meditation practice to jumpstart the upcoming Spring, re-energize you, and improve your focus, attention and memory. 

March is Brain Awareness Week and ARPF's 29th Anniversary– celebrate with us on Monday, March 14 – Sunday, March 20. We will practice the Kirtan Kriya yoga meditation every day for 12 minutes via zoom. Remember– it's free, you just need to register to join.
Upcoming Webinar
The New Science of Brain Health Nutrition
Your diet is critical to your brain’s health and with the proper Alzheimer’s diet, you can actually influence the health of your genes– that's why it's our 1st Pillar of Prevention. When it comes to Alzheimer’s prevention, nutrition is one of the most important aspects over which we have some control. We choose what we eat every day. This means we can have a tangible, positive impact on our brain health simply by making sensible food choices.

Date: Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
Time: 4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Guest Speaker: Nancy B. Emerson Lombardo, PhD
Host: Kirti Khalsa, ARPF CEO

Education Outreach
Collaboration for Better Caregiving
ARPF was delighted to present at the annual Palliative Care Conference organized by The New Jewish Home in New York City. The conference title was The Long Haul: Supporting Patients and Caregivers During a Complex Time. These last two years have been very difficult for everyone, but especially for those suffering from chronic health issues and their caregivers. 

Product Spotlight
Kirtan Kriya Meditation
ARPF research reveals that doing the Kirtan Kriya yoga meditation for 12 minutes a day improves memory, concentration, and attention. This exercise also increases mental energy, improves your genes, and decreases depression as well as inflammation. If you are ordering from outside the USA, this is the ideal option to receive your Kirtan Kriya file in a fast and secure manner.
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
February 2022
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from February.
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