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.
- More articles are forthcoming, especially on the results of how yoga and Kirtan Kriya makes genes younger and decreases inflammation.
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.
Thank you very much to all our donors.
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.
Prevention Editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease