Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation

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6300 E. El Dorado Plaza Suite 400 Tucson AZ 85715 USA

Mission:

The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation was founded in 1993 by Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. The ARPF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and early intervention of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease through an integrative medical program. We do this by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. We believe that chronic, unbalanced stress is a major cause of cognitive decline and that an integrative medical program can prevent and reverse memory loss. We are committed to empowering brain longevity, which will ensure an enhanced quality of life for present and future generations. Please contact our office with questions or comments: Our office information is: Address: 6300 E. El Dorado Plaza, Ste. 400 AZ 85715 Phone: (520) 749-8374 Fax: (520) 296-6640 Email: info@AlzheimersPrevention.org

Programs:

In 2014, the alzheimer's research and prevention foundation (arpf) was involved in;research:finger study- the arpf is a proud supporter and partner of the ongoing finger study (finnish geriatric intervention study to prevent cognitive impairment and disability), which is taking place in finland as a collaboration between the finnish national institute for health and welfare and the alzheimer's disease research center at the karolinska institute in stockholm, sweden. The two-year study was completed in late 2014 and the preliminary data shows promising results. The main aim is to prevent cognitive impairment, and a secondary aim includes decreasing disability, cardiovascular risk factors, depressive symptoms, and to have beneficial effects on quality of life. We will be reporting news about this project as it becomes available. Arizona center on aging at the university of arizona & the interdisciplinary consortium on advanced motion performance - this pilot project studied virtual balance training to prevent falls in older adults in a senior living center. Although this was a small group, the results were positive and were published in the journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation. University of west virginia, department of public health -this study is underway and examines the kirtan kriya memory meditation versus simple relaxation for improving memory and related outcomes in adults at risk for alzheimer's disease in an assisted living community. It will be completed in 2015. University of california, department of psychiatry - this research project is also ongoing and examines changes in functional brain connectivity and verbal memory performance following yoga or memory training in older adults with subjective memory complaints. It will be completed in 2015. Outreach events:american society on aging conferenceworkshop presentermarch 14, 2014san diego, californiacentral texas american holistic nurses association meeting presenterapril 24, 2014killeen, texasinaugural born to thrive conference for womensponsor & exhibitor may 5, 2014phoenix, arizonainternational research congress on integrative medicine and healthexhibitor may 13-16, 2014miami, floridasymposium on yoga therapy and research conference exhibitor june 5-8, 2014austin, texasalzheimer's association international conference poster presenterjuly 12-17, 2014copenhagen, denmarkaarp ideas@50+ conferenceexhibitorseptember 4-6, 2014san diego, californiasymposium of integrative medicine professionals in the land of enchantmentexhibitoroctober 13-15, 2014albuquerque, new mexicofannie & charles penikoff research symposium and health expoexhibitoroctober 18, 2014rosemont, illinois2014 teleseminar list march: the power of medical yoga to create optimal health, with linda stern lang, yoga therapist may: nutrition and your brain: the latest discoveries, with dr. David perlmutter, renowned neurologist and best selling author of 'grain brain' july: the wisdom journey: discover the new power of elder circles, with del jones, co-founder of elder circles and executive director emeritus of wellness council of tucson november: a leading holistic physician's program for healthy aging and a sharp memory, with dr. Karen koffler, a practicing physician specializing in holistic and functional medicinenonprofit partnershipswhen nonprofits join forces, they can take even bigger strides towards achieving their missions and fostering a better world. Arpf is proud to collaborate with the following nonprofit organizations:center for community dialogue of our family services - we worked on a joint program to bring elder circles discussions to seniors who are house-bound or live in rural areas. Beacon group - provides job opportunities for people with disabilities in the mailing industry. Epi-hab phoenix - provides job opportunities for people with disabilities in the mailing industry. Puzzles to remember - provides puzzles to veterans' and other facilities that care for alzheimer's and dementia patients.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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This group has devised a meditation practice that takes only 12 minutes to complete. It is evidence backed for helping build up memory and cognative centers that are affected by Alzheimer's. This is an amazing gift, not only for people in early stages of cognitive decline, but for so many caretakers who do not have the time for more lengthy mediation practices. The combination of visuals, sounds, and finger movements is unusual. It makes it easier for people to keep focused during the important work of mediating.
This group grows out of a space of love and compassion which is itself healing.

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Using their CD to help people with early stages of cognitive decline learn how to meditate. As with all forms of meditation, it takes dedication, but for those who stick with it, this is a powerful technique that makes people feel better and seems to improve their quality of life.

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Offer the CDs at a reduced rate for those who are spreading the SAA-TAA-NAA-MAA word.

 
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The newsletters and papers are very informative about a very scary disease. It is good to know how to recognize it and how to deal with it, not just in yourself but also in others. I was also able to forward the email to a friend who is concerned about Alzheimer's because it runs in his family and he feels helpless about it. Information is the best thing for anxiety and helplessness, I feel, and this organization gives good and up-to-the-minute information.

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Can't think of anything. I am happy.

 
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Alzheimers is to me one of the scariest diseases we currently fight, because it takes away who a person is. My family has a history of Alzheimers. The Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation has given me info on prevention and on dealing with Alzheimers should it strike. This has been very helpful and reassuring.

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Help it to provide more funding for research.

 
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