1st Quarter 2016

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Working Towards Prevention Since 1993
1st Quarter 2016
Alzheimer’s Prevention
Volume 16, Issue 1
President’s Message
our mission
Report from the MCI Symposium
The Alzheimer’s
In mid-January, your ARPF participated in the Mild Cognitive
Impairment (MCI) Symposium, a form of early memory
Research & Prevention
loss that may progress to Alzheimer’s. The conference was
Foundation (ARPF)
presented by the Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami Beach,
Florida. We were very welcomed there and shared our work
is dedicated to the
by having a booth and meeting and discussing with other
prevention of Alzheimer’s
key researchers in the field. In addition, one of our Scientific
Advisory Members from the renowned
disease by funding
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Karolinska Institute in Sweden and
Founding President/
research studies and
Medical Director
recipient of our research grants, Miia
Kivipelto, M.D., Ph.D., gave a very
providing educational
important presentation on her work, called The FINGER
outreach and memory
Study. She revealed that lifestyle modifications, such as those
discussed in our 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention, definitely
act to reduce many risk factors for the development of
Alzheimer’s disease and improve your memory.
Miia Kivipelto, M.D., Ph.D.
Main Researcher of the
What’s the most important thing I learned at this conference?
On the Cover:
It’s that memory loss is not a normal part of aging, any more
• President’s Message
than chest pain. There are many actions you can take to stave off the dreaded
Alzheimer’s. I feel this is encouraging because, although the medical community
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doesn’t have all the answers yet, we are working very hard to make strides to
• New Medical and Scientific
understand the various aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia. You can count on
Advisory Council Member
your ARPF to continue championing the lifestyle-based research at these type of
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There are two tracks working to prevent Alzheimer’s. One school of thought is
• Outreach Schedule
drug-oriented. As you know, there are millions of dollars being spent researching
• What Others Are Saying
the magic-bullet drug that will stop, reverse and possibly prevent Alzheimer’s. But
recently, the Alzheimer’s Association journal stated that, so far, drugs have been a
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failure. The other school of thought is about lifestyle, as presented by Dr. Kivipelto
• Community Outreach
and championed by ARPF. What’s even more new and exciting is that the 4 Pillars
of Prevention can help people who have the Alzheimer’s gene, as shown by this
• “What It’s Like”
innovative research you are supporting. Yes, you read correctly and we will have
more scientific results to share in an upcoming issue of this newsletter, as soon as
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all the data analysis is complete.
• ARPF Research Update
This totally reinforces the work you’ve been supporting and believe in. The 4 Pillars of
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Alzheimer’s Prevention: diet, stress management including Kirtan Kriya exercise and
• Donor List – Thank You!
yoga, physical and mental exercise, and developing spiritual fitness enhance memory
and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
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• Make a Difference!
I’m sure you share in the excitement of the progress we are making together, and
thank you for your continued and generous support.
Yours in Brain Health,
Founding President/Medical Director
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Introducing our Newest Medical and Scientific
Advisory Member
Arti Prasad. M.D., FACP
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Arti Prasad MD, FACP, a Professor of Internal
Randal Brooks, MA, LPC
Medicine, holds many important roles at the
BOARD TREASURER Kirti K. Khalsa (interim)
University of New Mexico (UNM). She is the
Division Chief of General Internal Medicine,
BOARD MEMBEREdward Steinfeldt, MA
Geriatrics, and Integrative Medicine (GIGIM),
Simran S. Stuelpnagel
and the UNM Center for Life’s founding
Executive Director. Dr. Prasad is involved in
faculty development, community outreach,
CME at the UNM School of Medicine and
Chief Science Officer
teaches in different phases of medical
George Perry, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor, College of Sciences
education. She gives lectures, seminars,
University of Texas at San Antonio
Arti Prasad. M.D., FACP
invited talks, and Grand Rounds. She
Scientific Advisory
Council Member
organizes and Chairs the Biennial Symposium
Ma Gloria Borras-Boneu, M.D.
of Integrative Medical Professionals in the
GRD Health Institute – Barcelona, Spain
Land of Enchantment (SIMPLE). Dr. Prasad, an excellent physician and
Hiroko Dodge, Ph.D.
Kevreson Research Professor of Neurology
educator, has also been involved in clinical trials, mentoring medical
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
students in research projects related to primary care and integrative
Oregon Health & Science University
medicine, and writing research proposals. Dr. Prasad has received grant
Karen E. Innes, MSPH, Ph.D.
support every year from 2010-2014 to develop and support an Integrative
Western Virginia University School of Public
Health – Morgantown, WV
Medicine Track in the Internal Medicine Residency program at UNM. The
track is the first program of its kind in the nation.
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Under her able leadership, UNM School of Medicine became one of the
Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston, MA
earlier members of the Academic Consortium of Integrative Medicine
Miia Kivipelto, M.D., Ph.D.
and Health. Dr. Prasad was nominated and selected in 2015 as one of
Aging Research Center and Alzheimer’s
the founding board members to the new American Board of Integrative
Disease Research Center
Karolinska Institute – Stockholm, Sweden
Medicine (ABOIM).
Helen Lavretsky, M.D., M.S.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Prasad has received high recognition by her peers during her medical
UCLA Semel Institute and Resnick
career such as the Sage 20 Women Making a Difference Award, winner
Neuropsychiatric Hospital – Los Angeles, CA
of UNM’s Paul Bartlett’s Peace Prize, and UNM’S Sara Belle Brown
Arti Prasad, M.D., FACP
faculty award in community service. She has been selected as a national
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
delegate from NM for Vision 2020 – Women in Leadership program at
Executive Director, UNM Center for Life
Drexel University, and voted by her peers as one of the Top 100 docs of
Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque for several years in a row,
Michelle Sierpina, Ph.D.
Founding Director
The most important and fulfilling aspect of Dr. Prasad’s career is providing
UTMB Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning
University of Texas Medical Branch
patient-centered and compassionate care to her patients; creating and
Galveston, TX
expanding new programs; fund-raising; and mentoring and coaching her
faculty, colleagues, staff, residents, and students.
“The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention”
is published quarterly by the Alzheimer’s
Research & Prevention Foundation.

1st Quarter 2016
Community Outreach Schedule
MARCH 12-13, 2016
APRIL 30-MAY 1, 2016
JULY 11-14, 2016
Memory Screening Day and exhibit
ARPF’s research partners are presenting
Presentation and exhibit booth at
booth at the Tucson Festival of Books
at the 1st UCLA Conference on Integrative
the Symposium of Integrative
Medicine and Mental Health
Medicine Professionals in the Land of
Tucson, AZ
Enchantment (SIMPLE) Conference
Los Angeles, CA
MARCH 14-20, 2016
Taos, NM
MAY 17-20, 2016
Brain Awareness Week
Presentation and exhibit booth at the
JULY 24-28, 2016
Integrative Medicine & Health Conference
MARCH 20-24, 2016
Presentation and exhibit booth at the
Alzheimer’s Association International
Poster presentation at the American
Las Vegas, NV
Society on Aging Annual Meeting
Toronto, Canada
Washington, DC
JUNE 6-9, 2016
Exhibit booth at the Symposium on
APRIL 29-30, 2016
Yoga Therapy and Research
Memory screenings and presentation at
Reston, VA
the Ability 360 Health & Wellness Fair
Phoenix, AZ
What Others Are Saying About ARPF
The Joyful Noise Fellowship has been together since 1987! Each week we donate to a charity
that is the most accountable, transparent, and financially sound. Our group chooses to donate
to ARPF because we appreciate that you take a holistic approach to preventing memory loss and
Alzheimer’s. Plus, you do so efficiently with low administrative and fundraising expenses.
On a personal note, both my mother and grandmother passed after a 5-year struggle with Alzheimer’s.
I love the idea of preventing it before it even starts. I know that these techniques are important,
especially for those of us with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.
Jana Warren
Joyful Noise Fellowship in Piqua, OH
PHONE 1-888-908-5766
EMAIL info@AlzheimersPrevention.org
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Community Outreach Update:
Tucson Estates Health Fair
On January 20, we exhibited at the Tucson Estates Health Fair in Tucson,
AZ. Tucson Estates (a 55+ retirement community) serves its health-
conscious residents by sponsoring this annual health fair. Residents get to
spend the day learning about different health initiatives available to them in
the local community. Eileen Pattarozzi and Valerie Powors from the ARPF
team managed the exhibit booth, handing out brochures and answering
questions from the attendees. Eileen loved the event, mentioning that her
favorite part was spending time with people in this age group, sharing
stories and answering questions about our research.
Eileen Pattarozzi, ARPF Staff
As a fun offering, the ARPF ran a raffle to give away two 3,000-piece
Helping visitors at the ARPF table
jigsaw puzzles. David Stumps, one of the winners, was very excited to
use the puzzle to practice Brain Aerobics at home. Along with the puzzles,
all materials presented by the ARPF were well received, and everyone
was interested to hear about the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention. In
fact, Tucson Estates was so happy with the ARPF’s information, that they
requested we send brochures for them to include in the welcome packets
for new community members.
David Stumps
Jigsaw Puzzle Winner
What It’s Like to Fulfill Orders for ARPF
by Austin Chambers
As the fulfillment manager, I handle all shipping and orders for ARPF. A
typical day starts with me checking what orders have been received since
the last shipment date. I review each order and enter all of the data into
an excel file, so I can easily track them. From there I collect materials to
fulfill each order and sort them. Finally, I package everything and calculate
postage so I can head off to the post office to send the orders out.
This is a part time job for me, as I am a college student working toward
my Psychology degree. I enjoy the work because I get to see all of the
different groups that ARPF interacts with. I am interested in continuing my
education in a research field, and am inspired by the research initiatives
of ARPF.
Next time you place an order, there’s a good chance I’ve packed it up for

1st Quarter 2016
ARPF Research Update:
Strategic Memory for Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation Training (SMART):
Fruitful Partnership with ARPF
by John DenBoer, Ph.D.
If you are currently involved in the aging community, or know somebody
in the latter stages of their life, you have probably heard the term “use
it or lose it.” This is generally taken to mean that you have to keep your
brain active in the latter stages of your life in an effort to avoid problems
with thinking, or dementia.
But how exactly do you do this?
Unfortunately, many seniors have been advised that by simply keeping
their mind active they keep their brain sharp enough to avoid dementia.
Dr. John DenBoer, Ph.D.
This may not be correct.
Founder and Chief Medical Officer,
SMART Aging, Inc.
It is not enough to simply keep your mind active: older people must keep
their brains active by engaging in new and novel exercises. Essentially,
these are cognitive activities that one has never seen before, or has rarely encountered. The Strategic Memory
for Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation Training (SMART) Program has had a great deal of positive results, and has been
effective in stemming the cognitive and functional decline associated with dementia.
ARPF has graciously partnered with Dr. DenBoer and
SMART Aging, Inc., to offer the SMART program to 200
SMART IS a cognitive rehabilitation program
individuals across 6 Assisted Living/Independent Living
designed to improve brain function in elderly
facilities in the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona
individuals who may have early memory loss,
(ranging from Fountain Hills to Mesa).
including Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
Approximate Course of Dementia
The results of this mental training have been extremely
positive, as the combination of the SMART program and
• 12-week program, 3 versions
• 3 hours of patient activity per week
• Highly structured program
• Customized via the results of
neuropsychological testing
• Designed to increase neural connections via:
– New (novel) learning exercises
– Structured program
• Adherence and compliance of the program
is increased via the use of a caregiver
Kirtan Kriya (KK) method has allowed participants (many
of which who have early stage dementia) to improve their
cognition while they are on the program. In addition to the above study, ARPF has partnered with SMART Aging,
Inc., to offer the SMART Program and Kirtan Kriya meditation methodology to over 150 residents at Phoenix’s
Church of the Beatitudes. Church of the Beatitudes is a nationally-recognized living center for the care of
dementia, being featured in the NY Times approximately 4 years ago. Dr. DenBoer is looking forward to bringing
the SMART program and KK method to this nationally recognized center. We will be updating you on these
pages as the study progresses.
PHONE 1-888-908-5766
EMAIL info@AlzheimersPrevention.org
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