The Real News in Alzheimer’s Prevention
On October 26, I gave the keynote address to our attendees at this year’s Brain Longevity Therapy Training in Scottsdale, AZ. Thanks to Kirti Khalsa, our delightful CEO and her remarkable staff, the program was a huge success. I also want to thank the great group of participants for the rousing standing ovation. I appreciate all of you for carrying our work forward. My talk was, “What’s New in Alzheimer’s Prevention? ”
You’ll probably laugh at what I told them was new: “NOTHING.”
How can I say that? Well, actually it’s true. All the latest research and news flashes from the world of Alzheimer’s prevention simply echo what we’ve been saying and doing for 27 years. Even one of our grand presenters, Miia Kivipelto, M.D., Ph.D., the principal investigator of the world-renowned FINGER study acknowledged that. After all, her monumental studies are based in large measure on our work at ARPF.
Now a new article entitled, People At Risk of Alzheimer’s May Improve Brain Function with Individualized Treatment, by Richard Issacson, M.D. of Cornell University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic describes how he’s utilizing similar ideas to take this work to the next level. When I read the article, I immediately emailed Dr. Issacson and thanked him for his work. He acknowledged me back as being “the first person to present the concept of prevention.” So we’re grateful to him for continuing down the path and being on our Scientific Advisory Council.
Our cutting-edge research continues, especially in the realm of Yoga, Meditation and Alzheimer’s Prevention. The ongoing project at UCLA, the Pink Brain™ Project, is well under way. In Pink, we are looking at how Kundalini Yoga and Kirtan Kriya will prevent Alzheimer’s in high-risk women, i.e. those with memory loss, heart disease and menopause. While we’re grateful that others are carrying our seminal work forward, we aren’t resting on our laurels. Yes! Your ARPF is moving onward and upward.
Please remember your ARPF for your year-end, tax-deductible contribution and continue to support this historic work. Thank you.
Yours in Brain Health,
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Founding President / Medical Director