News from the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation
July 2023
President's Message
Another Great Reason to Come to Scottsdale

At the 30 Years of Alzheimer’s Prevention Conference on September 30-October 1, 2023, the weather will be nice and pleasant, I can promise you that. It certainly won’t be as hot as it is now. 

Another thing I can guarantee you is, you’ll love Karen Koffler, MD’s presentation. We’ve known each other since she took Andrew Weil, MD’s Integrative Medicine training program in Tucson. Since then, she’s become a great pioneer herself in helping women and men live long and well. 

From Canyon Ranch in Miami Beach to now being the Medical Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Miami, FL, she has been using her clinical expertise to help people from all walks of life for years. 

You’ll be very happy to hear her when she leads off the Conference as our Keynote Speaker.

Dr. Koffler is a captivating presenter who will make you feel like you’re right there on this cutting edge of medicine. 

In her session “Getting Stronger and Sharper with Age: What Practices Really Matter?” Dr. Koffler will address a truly holistic approach to aging and how brain health is critical to well-being, from your bones to your gut and from your immune system to your hormones. 

Following her stimulating presentation, Dr. Koffler will have a more informal fireside chat and an extensive Q&A session with our conference participants.

That’s something you don’t want to miss

We at ARPF are excited to offer this truly remarkable presenter and transformational session as the keynote presentation at our 30 Years of Alzheimer’s Prevention Conference on September 30-October 1, 2023. We can’t wait to welcome you in Scottsdale.

And when you attend, you’ll receive a special gift from me, Dr. Dharma. 

Yours in Brain Health,

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President / Medical Director
FREE Continuing Ed Credits at the Conference
11 CEs included in the registration fee for the following health professionals:
  • RN
  • LCSW
  • LPCC
  • LEP
  • LMFT

12.5 CEs included for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance.

We have also applied for CE credits for yoga therapists as an APD provider through IAYT.

This is a planned CME activity.
Food for Thought
A Week-Long Series on Diet and Wellness: July 24 - 28
We are going full steam ahead with our special 30th Anniversary events – and we can't wait to share all of the fun with you.

Please help us celebrate this July with our Food for Thought series. Each participant will receive a gift in the mail related to the topics– while supplies last – register now!

We will take hour-long deep dives into the following diet and wellness topics: 

Monday, July 24: Herbs & Spices for Brain Health
Tuesday, July 25: Cholesterol, Glucose and Diet - Medicine or Poison?
Wednesday, July 26: Sugar, Your Immune System and Your Brain
Thursday, July 27: Ayurveda - Healthy Lifestyle for Body, Mind, and Soul
Friday, July 28: Pickling 101 - End of Week Recap & Toast

Thank you for supporting our initiatives and programs. Your registration ensures ARPF can continue to offer meaningful workshops to our community.
Memory Lane
Dr. Khalsa (left) with 2003 Surgeon General, Vice-Admiral Richard Carmona, MD (right)
After testifying before Congress, Dr. Dharma Khalsa went over to meet with the US Surgeon General, Richard Carmona, MD. The Surgeon General said "Dr. Khalsa, your work should now be considered mainstream."

It was a heartwarming moment to receive recognition from such a highly regarded doctor.
Research News
ARPF Research quoted in:

We are pleased to share with you that ARPF research was quoted twice in the new volume “Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences,” which took place in Xishuangbanna, China.

These are the quoted papers:

Effects of Meditation versus Music Listening on Perceived Stress, Mood, Sleep, and Quality of Life in Adults with Early Memory Loss: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Effects of Meditation and Music-Listening on Blood Biomarkers of Cellular Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Subjective Cognitive Decline: An Exploratory Randomized Clinical Trial
Donor Spotlight
The Silver Fox Classic Golf Outing
ARPF had the pleasure of attending this year’s Silver Fox Classic Golf Outing in honor of Ron S. In years’ past, weather threatened the tournament’s opening. Somehow, each year, the skies have cleared just in time for players to tee off. This year was no different. ARPF is honored to be part of remembering Ron's legacy. Read more.
Kirtan Kriya Meditation
I am a clinical social worker in NYC working with lower-income seniors. I run a monthly Zoom group sharing and doing the powerful 12-minute Kirtan Kriya meditation that I purchased from ARPF.   

These seniors love the music you guys use and the intro instructions by Dr. Khalsa. 

My 96-year-old female client shared that she feels invigorated and has an enjoyable tingle in her head area after doing the 12-minute Kirtan Kriya Meditation. 

Another client, an 80-year-old female, shared that she loves your version of the Sa Ta Na Ma mantra so much that she finds herself chanting and hearing it in her head when she walks and it connects her back to the joy she feels when doing the 12-minute Kirtan Kriya meditation.

In gratitude for the work you all are doing,

Mara G., LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Lower East Side, New York City
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.

In Memory/ In Honor Donors
May & June 2023
Thank you for giving ARPF the opportunity to honor your loved ones and your special occasions. Donor list from May & June.
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, Mind / Body Clinic, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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