Blog Entries

Plaques, Tangles and Your Memory
A new study in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry establishes a connection between lifestyle factors (like physical fitness and diet) and the presence of key neural indicators of Alzheimers. This research has exciting implications for ARPFs work....
Read More....

Cucumbers: Refreshing and Great for Your Memory
Summer is here, and were all looking for ways to stay cool. Did you know that one of your favorites can also help prevent Alzheimers? It turns out that a compound found in cucumbers does just that! Fisetin, a flavenol, can ward of memory loss. Many p....
Read More....

When it Comes to Your Brain, Use it or Lose it!
New research confirms one of ARPFs most important recommendations: when it comes to your brain, use it or lose it! Scientists at Iowa State University identified a protein (neuronal pentraxin-2) which decreases brain atrophy and, with it, the chances of d....
Read More....

Preventing Alzheimer's Disease with Your Diet
Check out this great list of foods that may help prevent Alzheimers! Among them are such delicious things as dark chocolate and blueberries. Maple syrup is another important one, and new research shows it may be capable of preserving brain function to a f....
Read More....

Alzheimer's Association Agrees: Lifestyle Matters for Prevention
Your ARPF has long believed that lifestyle your diet, exercise habits, and outlook on life has a big impact on your cognitive function. For almost 25 years, our research has investigated holistic Alzheimers treatment and prevention, including yoga and m....
Read More....

Computer Use May Improve Memory in Elderly People
Do you think using a computer is good for your brain? Most of us probably try to limit our screen time to avoid getting headaches or hurting our hands. And theres good reason for that: getting outside, or at least up on your feet, is an important way to k....
Read More....

New Research Confirms That Daily Exercise is Good for Your Brain, Too!
University of Melbourne researchers have found that daily exercise improves your cognition twenty years later! The researchers followed 387 women for two decades and found that those who took daily walks were less likely to experience memory loss in thei....
Read More....

Why negative thoughts make you age faster and what to do about it
Is your biological age older than your chronological age? Probably not since you're reading this article. Most likely your biological age, determined by physiological factors like a strong, fit body and psychological factors like a healthy mind and emotio....
Read More....

ARPF Study Shows Brain Health is in Your Hands
You may have already heard the news: a ?new study finds? that yoga and meditation are effective ways of combatting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimers! Did you know that this study was funded by the ARPF? Thats right! Supporting cutting edge research....
Read More....

How Beneficial is Exercise?
Johns Hopkins Hospital physicians recommend strengthtraining and exercise to their patients. Why is this so important?Exercise is as or more beneficial than most pills wehave for various diseases, says Stuart Russell, M.D., medical director ofcardiac reha....
Read More....

Proven Secrets to Aging Well
A recent article by scientists conducting a study ofnonagenarians reveals that theres a lot more to ageing well than just living along time. Participants in the study were asked to talk about their familyhistories and the lifestyle choices they made, from....
Read More....

New Research on Stress, Your Memory and Immune System
We probably all know from our own lives that in high-pressure situations, its easy to start forgetting things. When the stress starts at work or at home, we start making mistakes. At first, its just the small things locking your keys in the car, or forge....
Read More....

Tucson Festival of Books
To kick off Brain Awareness Week, the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation will be offering FREE memory screenings at our booth (#222) at the Tucson Festival of Books. We will join some other great sponsors, including Arizona Authors Association....
Read More....

Prevention is the Best Cure
Alzheimers Disease (AD) remains a burgeoning epidemic. The Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) has done extensive research on a simple 12-minute yoga meditation called Kirtan Kriya (KK), which means singing exercise. KK has been revealed ....
Read More....

Thank You for Signing the Pledge to Stand Up For Your Memory!
In honor of Alzheimer's Awareness month this November, we asked our supporters to sign the Stand Up for Your Memory Pledge! Signing the pledge demonstrates support for Alzheimer's research and prevention efforts. Now through the end of November, you can h....
Read More....

Support ARPF on #GivingTuesday!
The CauseThe fourth annual #GivingTuesday is just a couple weeks away! #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement to create a day of giving to kick-off the giving season. It arrives annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 1, 2015) and is fundamental....
Read More....

The Future of Alzheimer’s Prevention
Earlier this year, I attended a virtual summit on the future of the prevention and treatment of Alzheimers disease. The goal is to eradicate this horrible mind robbing illness by 2025. This is of great importance to us as individuals, as well as Americans....
Read More....

ARPF Announces New Partnership
The ARPF is proud to announce our new partnership with the Medical Fitness Network (MFN). The ARPF and MFN share a mutual goal of educating people about healthy living and holistic management of medical conditions and their risk factors. This pa....
Read More....

Glen Campbell’s Alzheimer’s: What We Learned
On Sunday night, June 28th, there was a CNN special documentary on Glen Campbells battle with Alzheimers disease. Not unlike the film Still Alice, this documentary shared a brave persons battle with this incurable mind-robbing disease. In both cases, the ....
Read More....

Women’s Fear Of Alzheimer’s Soars
A new study called Attitudes Toward Aging revealed that 77 percent of Americans are worried about getting Alzheimers disease. The study also said that women (77%) are more likely than men (70%) to worry about what will happen to their memor....
Read More....

Five Changes in Cognition
Quite often Im asked if certain cognitive issues a person hasare normal, may be leading to Alzheimers or if they are a sign that a personalready has it. Obviously, if a person has problems, they should go to see aspecialist in memory care and have the pro....
Read More....

Did Still Alice Get It Right?
I saw Still Alice and it was a very poignant film; onethat touches the heart and is a little frightening, too. But remember that itwas about early onset Alzheimers disease, which is genetic and rare, althoughit does affect over 250,000 people in....
Read More....

Foods Fighting Forgetfulness
Foods Fighting ForgetfulnessCan an apple a day keep Alzheimer'saway? Maybe not exactly...but it cant hurt.As cases of Alzheimers rise and thelevel of care increases, more and more attention is turning to this disease.Scientists are becoming more knowledge....
Read More....

An Excerpt from an Interview with Alvaro Fernandez of SharpBrains
ARPF President and Medical Director, Dharma Singh Khalsa,M.D., was recently interviewed by Alvaro Fernandez, Founding Team Member ofSharpBrains. Here is an excerpt of an article entitled Youre Not a Prisoner of yourDNA.Please tell usabout your interest in....
Read More....

A Conversation with Dr. David Perlmutter on Diet and Exercise
ARPF President and MedicalDirector, Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., had the opportunity to interview Dr. DavidPerlmutter earlier this year during an ARPF teleseminar.  David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHMis the #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of Grain ....
Read More....

Meditation and a Brain Tumor
We recently received this excellent question about meditation and brain tumors and want to share Dr. Dharmas answer to our follower.Question: Dear Dr. Dharma, I do have a question regarding implications of meditation in situations like brain tumors. If th....
Read More....

Are You Worried About Your Memory? It Could Be Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD).
ARPF recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. van der Flier after her presentation at the International Alzheimers Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2014.  Dr. van der Flier is the Head Researcher at the Alzheimer Center, Department of Neu....
Read More....

Brain Gymnastics: A Key to Alzheimer’s Prevention
By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. Do you know why brain researchers use a persons education level as a factor in their studies? Education improves your brain functions because learning new things increases the number of connections, or pathways, in the brain.....
Read More....

Prevention is Key
Although there is no known cure for Alzheimer's Disease, you CAN adopt lifestyle choices that can help you reduce your risk of developing it.  We call these the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer's PreventionTM.Diet and Supplements - One of the best ways you can....
Read More....

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Family Caregiver
By 2030, Alzheimers is expected to impair more than 7.7million Americans, and that number is set to reach more than 16 million by2050.Globally, more than 35 million have been diagnosed withAlzheimers experts agree the real number is much higher, directly....
Read More....

America is at the Nexus of Aging and Multiculturalism
Yet, on the other hand, living longer inevitable raises ahost of unique concerns. Longer lifespans mean increasing healthcare costs andneeds as people become more susceptible to chronic illnesses like heartdisease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimers disease ....
Read More....

Healthy Food and Smaller Portions: The Key to Longevity
By DharmaSingh Khalsa, MDIf you are like most people, you believe that your geneshave predetermined just about everything about you. As you look in the mirroreach morning perhaps you see your mother's eyes or your father's smile. You mayalso be convi....
Read More....

How to Stop Alzheimer’s Before It Takes Hold
The real scientific question is whether this junk is the cause of Alzheimers orjust an incidental finding. This is because the exact link between amyloid andmemory impairment has not been clearly demonstrated in humans. What we do know is that one of....
Read More....

Is it Age or a Sign of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Startling research from a Mayo Clinic study shows forgetfulness may bean early warning sign of Alzheimers Disease and not just a symptom of aging.                    The study tracked 1600 people who....
Read More....

Fisetin: a Natural Compound that Fights Memory Loss
Researchers at the Salk's Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory havefound that fisetin, a flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables can stop thememory loss in mice that typically get Alzheimers disease within 1 year oftheir birth.(1)Focusing on preventing Alzhe....
Read More....

Why Exercise is The Key to Improving Motor Skills in People with Dementia
Dementiaisnt just a disease that affects the mind.  As it slowly steals away cherished memories, dementiacan also cause an increasing loss of basic physical skills, such as getting upfrom a chair to stretch or even going for a walk.   But t....
Read More....

Why Stem Cell Research May Be Irrelevant
Creatingnew brain cells was previously thought to be impossible in humans, but not anymore. And you don't need to have an injection of stem cells into your brain todo it, either. Asyou may know, stem cells are your body's basic building blocks, used for r....
Read More....

The Seven Steps of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet
Everyone wants to boost their brainpower, retard brain age, avoid dementia and prevent Alzheimers disease, aswell as all the chronic diseases of our modern times.  These days we have instant news, instant money, instantcommunication, instant informat....
Read More....

ACTIVATE IT!
You have a brain, is that true?  From that brain comes your mind:  thoughts, ideas, and actions that create your life, fulfill your destiny and leave your legacy.What were learning more and more is that a certain particular part of your brain is....
Read More....

Aging and Memory Health
A lot of people do think that you automatically get slowerand lose your memory with age.  But thelatest research findings show how wrong that assumption is.  Somewhere along the line, some of us gotsucked into this incorrect way of thinking abou....
Read More....

Meditation is Good for Your Brain
By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.Scientists used to believe the connections among the brain nervecells were set early in life and did not change in adulthood. However, with thehelp of advancements in brain imaging techniques, this assumption has been disproved....
Read More....

Exercise and Alzheimer’s Prevention
The second law of brain longevity reads, What works for theheart works for the head. That means that there are lifestyle measures whichyou can do to help your heart and memory as well. At this moment in time, there is a lot of stress in ourworld and stres....
Read More....

A Simple Way To Prevent Brain Shrinkage
By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.You definitely don't want your brain to shrink with age. The reason is because brain shrinkage is a sign of brain aging and often the first finding when a doctor does a scan on a person who is complaining about memory loss.&nbs....
Read More....

Why We Need to Master Stress
By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.Money and the economy continue to top the list of stressors forall Americans. Finances now overshadow the more usual daily stressors of workand relationships, with others worrying about providing for their familysbasic needs. M....
Read More....

Build a Better Brain: How to keep your Brain Active and Prevent Memory Loss
By Dharma Singh Khalsa,M.D.You can start anew with your brain power. In fact, you can start right now totake advantage of the proven fact that your brain can grow new cells, that youchange your brain for the better, and that you can create strong nerve ce....
Read More....

It’s only Rock n’ Roll But It Grows New Brain Cells
by Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.As Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones sang awhile ago:  "Oh no, its only rock n roll and I like it. I like it. Yes I do!I like it, too.  Mypersonal special form of mental exercise or brain aerobics as its called, iswr....
Read More....

Alzheimer’s and Nutrition – What You Deserve to Know
by Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.There havebeen many studies recently linking Alzheimers disease and nutrition. More and more,the evidence overwhelmingly indicates that proper nutrition is essential tomaintaining a healthy brain:  it plays amajor role in ....
Read More....

Food and Your Health
By Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine once said,"Let food be thy medicine.Can food help prevent memory loss and Alzheimers disease,cancer, and other chronic illnesses? I believe it can.In fact, I believe that food is the o....
Read More....

The 40/70 Rule: Intergenerational Conversations
I want to share anarticle that one of our Board Members, Carolyn Lucz, wrote for us that Ithought would be helpful for those of you taking on the role of caretaker foryour parents.  I hope it is helpful foryou.There comes a timewhen children may need....
Read More....

Holistic Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Strategies You Can Start Today
By: Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.For Alzheimers, preventionis the best medicine. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet to cure thisdreaded disease. Thats why a holisticAlzheimers disease prevention strategy involving mind, body, nutrition, andstress one th....
Read More....

Stress, Aging and the Brain
By: Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.Did you know that the latest brainresearch reveals that stress may cause short term memory loss? Well, it's true.Stress, anxiety, and worry may also disrupt brain cellfunction leading to Alzheimer's disease as well as depressi....
Read More....

Top 10 Caregiver Tips When Dealing With Dementia
by Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimers Speaks1.Realize you cannot control everything. In truth, not much of anything except how you react to things around you.2.Remember, Done Is Better Than Perfect! Dont try to do it all yourself. Allow others to do it ....
Read More....

Vinpocetine: Food for Thought
by Dharma Khalsa, MDOne of the unfortunate consequences of aging is sluggish blood flow to your brain. This means that even though youre eating the right foods, your brain may not be receiving all the nutrients it desperately needs to function at its be....
Read More....

The Most Life-Extending Antioxidant You Can Take
by Dharma Khalsa, MDOxidative stress and the damaging free radicals it produces is the byproduct of normal metabolic activities breathing, digestion, fighting infection, and even strenuous exercise. Factors like environmental pollutants, smoking and drin....
Read More....

Huperzine A: An All-Natural Secret Weapon Against Brain Aging
by Dharma Khalsa, MDAnyone interested in brain health and longevity should be aware of an extract known as huperzine A, a phytonutrient from the Chinese club moss plant, Huperzia serrata.According to Chinese researchers, huperzine A helps people with Alzh....
Read More....