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.