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Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation

Working Towards Prevention Since 1993

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    • 7 Jan 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 31 Dec 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Self-paced on your computer
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    We also accept PayPal. Please contact Chelsea to make arrangements chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org



    A RESEARCH-BASED CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ON YOGA AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FOR BRAIN HEALTH AND HEALTHY AGING.

    Baby boomers are the fastest-growing segment of our population and today almost 6 million adults are struggling with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, that number is estimated to be at least 50 million people. Around the globe, someone is diagnosed every 30 seconds. You can become part of the movement towards healthy aging and Alzheimer’s prevention through this highly informative, on-demand Certification program, now available to everyone in the world. This training is perfectly suited for yoga teachers, therapists, and healthcare providers to enhance your practice and/or class instruction. As a participant, you will increase your knowledge and credibility around neuroscience and yoga and the impact meditation has on the brain. Plus, you’ll walk away with practical tools you can start implementing on day 1 to enhance your teaching and/or practice.

    (Please ignore the course's start and end date as shown on this event. You have one year to complete BLTT after your register.)

    COURSE FORMAT:

    This course is developed as a fully virtual training that starts once you register with a full year given to complete the modules. The online work will be available immediately upon registration, so you can learn from the comfort of your home and take open-book exams. For the completion of the course, we will schedule an online Practicum session. The Practicum is the final step to activating your membership as a Certified Brain Longevity Specialist. It will be a simple, 10-minute presentation based on a BLTT-related topic of your choice. We will, of course, explain this in more detail ahead of time. Online BLTT takes about 25 hours to complete, give or take a few hours depending on each person's learning rate.

     

    THIS TRAINING WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS SUPPORTED BY RESEARCH:

    • History of ARPF and its work 
    • Functional Brain Anatomy
    • Etiology of Alzheimer’s disease including a comprehensive review of medical and lifestyle risk factors
    • Stress management protocols that incorporate evidence-based yoga therapy protocols
    • The importance of sleep & socialization
    • Module 1: Introduction and Overview
    • Module 2: Brain Anatomy
    • Module 3: Women and AD
    • Module 4: The Brain Longevity Diet
    • Module 5: The Brain Longevity Supplements
    • Module 6: Stress Management Through Yoga
    • Module 7: Physical Exercise
    • Module 8: Mental Exercise 
    • Module 9: The Power of Socialization 
    • Module 10: Spiritual Fitness
    • Module 11: The Importance of Sleep
    • Module 12: The Psychology of Longevity
    • Module 13: What’s In Your Diet?
    • Module 14: From Pyramids to Principles
    • Module 15: The Brain Longevity Yoga Exercises for Every-Body
    • Module 16: Creating Your Daily Schedule
    • Module 17: Sample Weight Training Routine
    • Module 18: Caring For The Care Partner
    • Module 19: The Gut Biome-Brain Connection
    • Module 20: Oral Health
    • Module 21: White Paper
    • Module 22: JAD Research Article
      Additional Videos:
    – Feed Your Brain
    – The Telomere Effect
    – What’s New in AD Prevention
    – FINGER Study: Lifestyle Changes in Decreasing Dementia Risk
    – How Practicing Kindness Enhances Your Spiritual Fitness
    – Kirtan Kriya Research at West Virginia University 
    – Best Practices in Implementing Yoga Therapy
    – The Latest on Cognitive Reserve Research 

    PARTICIPANTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH:

    • Brain Longevity® Specialist Certificate
    • Use of the exclusive Brain Longevity® Specialist logo for marketing purposes
    • Comprehensive training manual, with comprehensive essays and instructor notes (downloadable)
    • Powerpoint slides ready for your use in presentations and workshops (downloadable)
    • Talking points for each slide so you can give a presentation on any of these topics right away
    • 23.5 CE hours for the following allied healthcare providers: Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors
    • 23.5 CE credits for yoga therapists and yoga teachers
    • 14 CE credits for Physical Therapists 
    • One-year membership and directory listing
    • One-year Continuing Education via webinars, mentoring and coaching support

     

    THIS COURSE IS FOR:

    Yoga teachers/therapists of all traditions

    Registered Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Life/Wellness Coaches, Nutritionists, Psychologists/Mental Health Practitioners, Integrative/Holistic Medicine Practitioners, Caregivers, Certified Care Managers.

    Questions? Please email Chelsea Pyne, BLTT Assistant, at Chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org.

    “I use the information from this training ALL THE TIME.” – Carol Hahn, Registered Nurse, Certified Brain Longevity Trainer, Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Registered Yoga Teacher.

    Learn how Carol uses BLTT certification in her many roles. Imagine, you can gain crucial knowledge on Alzheimer’s prevention from the comfort of your home and watch your business grow.

     

    FACULTY:

    Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD
    Founding President and Medical Director, ARPF, Tucson, AZ

    Chris Walling, Psy.D., MBA, C-IAYT
    BLTT Lead Trainer, Chairman, Education & Outreach Committee, ARPF
    President, United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, Los Angeles, CA

    Dale Atkins, PhD
    Author, psychologist, lecture and presenter, New York City, NY

    Elissa Epel, PhD
    Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, CA

    Lori R. Fazzio, DPT, C-IAYT
    Clinical Director of Yoga Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

    Annie Fenn, MD
    Women’s health specialist and Founder of Brain Health Kitchen, a cooking school that fights Alzheimer’s and dementia, Jackson Hole, WY

    Carol Hahn, R.N., RYT, RPT
    Certified Brain Longevity Specialist & Nurse Educator, Los Angeles, CA

    Karen (Kim) Innes, MSPH, PhD
    Professor, Department of Epidemiology
    WVU School of Public Health, Morgantown, WV

    Arti Prasad, MD, FACP
    Chief of Medicine, Hennepin Medical Center
    Minneapolis, MN

    Christian Habeck, PhD
    Associate Professor of Neuroimaging (in Neurology and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain) at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

    Miia Kivipelto, MD, PhD 
    Founder, Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER), Stockholm, Sweden

    Learn more about our faculty here.

     

    What Other Participants Have Said:

    I was so pleased with the wealth of information, not to mention research and studies presented at the Brain Longevity train the trainer curriculum to help prevent Alzheimer’s. I gained a deeper understanding of the 4 pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention and Dementia, especially stress reduction through yoga and meditation. It was an honor to hear from Dr. Khalsa and Dr. Walling among all their scholarly researchers and physicians. I highly recommend this training to all those that are passionate and excited to help prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia and looking forward to educating as many individuals as I can.
    –Teresa Salama, MHA, CWWPM

    This training was a great opportunity to expand my professional activity. The Brain Longevity approach and recommendations were so well received that other professionals wished to take the training as well. So, I developed a certification course for Italy in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, had the opportunity to certify 10 people and already have plans for more training courses this year.
    –Alessia Tanzi, Yoga Coach

    Dr. Walling’s presentations were the most in-depth and articulate presentations I have received throughout my career. The delivery and execution of all materials were well planned and prepared for ease of digesting complex thought for clear comprehension. The content for the entire course was very valuable for me as the foundational content provides clear references and cross referencing for my own course development. The teacher notes and slides provided for the teachers are an additional generous resource for gleaning specific information to utilize in my evolving programs.
    –Leslie Van Grove, Kundalini Yoga Teacher

    This was one of the most amazing experiences that I have had. The training exceeded all my expectations and was so much more than a training… it was an awakening for all of us to go out into the world and make a difference.
    –Nicole Marcione, PhD Student

    This was an incredible workshop filled with valuable information & so many resources! Thank you for your work and generosity in helping us succeed in spreading this invaluable information.
    –Kristy Manuel, Yoga Therapist

    The staff is exceptional and very accommodating. Materials and organization of the curriculum were great and beyond expectations. Speakers were awesome and leaders in their field.
    –Evalani Manzon, Yoga Therapist
     

     

    Modern medicine lacks the skills and effective approaches necessary for coping with the existing epidemic in lifestyle-driven noncommunicable diseases, among which Alzheimer’s disease is a notable burden. Yoga and related positive lifestyle behavioral practices are now known to be effective preventive strategies. This comprehensive, research-informed and yoga-based certification program includes a strong focus on memory and cognitive functioning, detailed practices of meditation, breath regulation, mantra and yoga exercises, together with education on nutrition and the positive impact of social interactions and spirituality. It is a complete program for health and prevention.

    Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Editor, International Journal of Yoga Therapy
    Editor, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care
    Research Director, Kundalini Research Institute


    ORIGINS OF THE BRAIN LONGEVITY PROGRAM:

    When Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., Founding President of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), first created this program in the early 1990s, it was a revolutionary idea. Since then, we at ARPF have seen first-hand how the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention® have helped people of all ages and backgrounds improve their brain function. We now want to share the research and clinical results with you, so that you can bring these tools to your community and become part of the movement to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss and cognitive disability.

     

    KEY INFORMATION:

    Begin your course as soon as you register. You have up to one year to complete the training and get your Brain Longevity Specialist Certificate and listing in the Directory. 

    The course is composed of 30 modules. Most modules have a video and a book chapter to read. Then at the end of the module there is an open-book exam required (some are handouts, no exam for those). The minimum required score is 80% and you have 10 opportunities to take the test. 

    At the end of the course, we will organize a practicum session with a few other participants so that you can give your final exam: a short presentation on a topic of your choice within this curriculum. You may submit your presentation via video if preferred. 

    We are delighted to offer this course at an incredibly low introductory price.

     


    Chelsea Pyne is ARPF Educational Programs Coordinator and your point of contact. Please email her at Chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org.

     

    CANCELLATION POLICY: 

    ARPF understands that sometimes plans change and that is why we have the following Cancellation/Refund Policy: All cancellations must be submitted in writing to kirti@alzheimersprevention.org within 48 hours of registration. We will process a full refund minus the minimal processing fee. Cancellations received after 3 days from registration are non-refundable and can be applied to another program. 


    GRIEVANCE POLICY: 

    The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. ARPF will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer, Kirti Khalsa.

    While ARPF attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:

    When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, CEO will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the CEO, or designated staff within 5 working days.

    You may file a complaint by telephone or email. 
    Telephone #: 888.908.5766 Email: kirti@alzheimersprevention.org

    • 1 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    Register


    This your monthly group meeting to support all those who are currently taking #BLTT and haven't completed the course yet. This is not for those who have graduated.

    The goal of this ongoing call is to answer questions, clarify the way the online course works, get to know each other, and provide assistance to you, if you need it.

    When: Tuesday, February 1st 

    Time: 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET 

    Duration: up to 1 hour

    Please pre-register if you are planning to attend so we know who's participating. You will then receive an email with the link to Zoom.

    You must use the same email you used to register for BLTT or your registration will not be accepted.

    There is no charge for these meetings.

    Kirti Khalsa, ARPF CEO will be leading the meetings. If you have any questions, please email Kirti@alzheimerprevention.org and Chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org.

    • 3 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    Register
    • Peer 2 Peer Meeting: Stress Management for Caregivers


    • How do unpaid family care partners provide care for themselves while caring for a loved one at home? 

      Mary Lou Green and Kae Hammond will share their combined 30+ years of experience, techniques and strategies for dealing with this important question in our February Peer 2 Peer Meeting: Stress Management for Caregivers. They will explain how the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention can provide the foundation for care partner selfcare.


    • This is a monthly meeting series for 2022 and all Brain Longevity Specialists are invited to join. The P2P meetings are included in the Scholar Membership. Please renew or upgrade your membership here or pay a special introductory price of $5. 


    • Date: Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
      Time: 1 pm PT/ 4 pm ET/ 10 pm Europe time
      Duration: 60 minutes

      Hosts: Mary Lou Green, BA, MA, CDP, BLS and Kae Hammond, BA, PAC Consultant, CDP, BLS
      Guest Speaker: Larry A. Griner



    • Learning Objectives:

      • Identify the 5 main symptoms of care partner stress and show how a person’s race plays a role in care partner health according to current statistics.

      • Learn strategies and techniques within the ARPF Four Pillars to help alleviate care partner stress.

      • Discover ways for care partners to reduce stress in themselves and their loved ones by using music therapy.


    • Music has proven to be an easily accessible therapy for care partners and their loved ones. Special guest Larry A. Griner will give voice to the life of a care partner who takes care of his 91-year old mother Norma in Baltimore. Larry will attest to the stresses that caregiving can bring and how his family dealt with care partner burnout. He has found that making music an integral part of each day has brought joy and connection for their mother-son relationship. Larry takes Norma for frequent outings to their local park, and this gives Norma the opportunity to share her voice and amazing spirit with whomever they meet.




    • Kae Hammond, BA, PAC Consultant, CDP, BLS

      Kae Hammond is a family coach for caregivers and care partners, an author, support group facilitator and talk show host. Above all, she is a vital advocate. Kae Hammond founded Dementia Help Center in La Quinta, CA 15 years ago after caring for her mother who had Alzheimer’s disease and her father who suffered chronic health effects and death as a result of underlying health conditions and stress related to his role as care partner. Kae learned “on the job” how to be an effective care partner, and in 2012 she shared that experience in her book, Pathways: A Guidebook for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregivers.


    • Mary Lou Green, BA, MA, CDP, BLS

      Mary Lou took care of her father who had Parkinson’s-related dementia for two years until he passed away in 2008, and she is still caring for her 100-year-old mother who has unspecified dementia. She has 15 years experience in caring for her parents in her home as well as becoming the care manager for her mother who now resides in a small residential assisted living home close to her home. Mary Lou has served as the Family Care Consultant and Community Liaison for Dementia Help Center since 2017.  She has found her deep passion in supporting, educating and coaching family members who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and in creating awareness for the vital role that care partners provide within her community.


    • Join us and see what the P2P is all about. We’ve prepared an amazing meeting for you. Can’t participate in person? Sign up and you’ll receive the recording.


    • We are excited to be a resource to you and create this vibrant, collaborative community of uplifting one another. Thank you for taking part in this experience.


    • If you have any questions, please email Chelsea at chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org.


    • Video recording policy: By attending this event, you acknowledge you may be recorded.

    • 24 Feb 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
    Register

    Black Brain Health & Alzheimer’s Disease:
    What’s Race Got to Do with It?

    It has been well documented that Black Americans are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than their white counterparts. As a matter of fact, AD occurs in such high rates that it is considered a “silent epidemic”. Here we will learn the stark reality of why Black and Brown people count for the highest number of diagnoses.

    In this webinar, we will take the opportunity to become more informed about how racist practices contribute to healthcare and social disparities which directly impact the prevalence of AD and other dementias in Black communities. We will also take time to explore ways to build trust and to engage Black communities in research and prevention efforts.

    Black Brain Health & Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s Race Got to Do with It?
    Thursday, February 24th, 2022
    3 pm PT / 4 pm MT / 5 pm CT / 6 pm ET
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Guest Speaker: LeTonia A. Jones, MSW 
    Host: Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT 

    Please join us on Thursday, February 24th for this outstanding Webinar on Black Brain Health and Alzheimer's Disease. It will be recorded and sent out after. 



    Thursday, February 24th, 2022
    3 pm PT / 4 pm MT / 5 pm CT / 6 pm ET
    Duration: 90 minutes
    Guest Speaker: LeTonia A. Jones, MSW 
    Host: Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT


    Learning objectives:

    -       Discuss racial disparities in healthcare as related to Black Americans
    -       Provide an overview of the rates and the scope of Alzheimer’s disease within Black communities
    -       Discuss ways to build trust and engage Black communities in the research and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease
     

    About the Speaker:

    LeTonia A. Jones, MSW is an educator, writer, editor, poet and social justice advocate. Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree of Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She also earned a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from eCornell at Cornell University.

    Jones is committed to advocacy with and on behalf of marginalized communities. In her 25-year career, she has served as adjunct faculty at two different graduate schools in the state of Kentucky. She has conducted research and educated the public about issues related to violence against women and girls. Currently she works as a mitigation specialist serving incarcerated individuals facing capital punishment in Kentucky. She also works as a Managing Editor for an international learning platform called Embodied Philosophy.

    As a copy editor and educator, Jones is contracted by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Fund. Over the last year, her work has been to gather, organize and disseminate information about Black brain health and the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the Black population in America. Her background in advocacy on behalf of those who have been discriminated against and pushed to the margins has prepared her to discuss the ways in which racial bias and medical neglect have sewn mistrust within Black communities. It is her hope to help illuminate the issues of racial bias that exist and to help healthcare and allied practitioners to remove racial barriers to research, prevention, and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease within Black communities.


    Can’t attend in person? No problem. This webinar will be recorded and sent to you a few days later. The link for Zoom video access will be sent out in the confirmation email after registration is completed.

    Important: Please add admin@arpf.com to your contact list so no communication gets lost in spam.

    This webinar is part of ARPF's fundraising initiative. Your registration fee ensures we can continue our outreach and educational programs. We thank you for supporting our mission.

    We also accept PayPal. Please contact Chelsea to make arrangements chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org

Past events

11 Jan 2022 BLTT Students Ongoing Support – January
6 Jan 2022 Stories of Hope
26 Oct 2021 Supporting African American Families Facing Dementia
19 Oct 2021 BLTT Students Ongoing Support – October
28 Sep 2021 Yoga for Depression as Alzheimer's Prevention
18 Aug 2021 BLTT Students Ongoing Support – August
27 Jul 2021 How Preventing Frailty Can Prevent Dementia Webinar
20 Jul 2021 BLTT Students Ongoing Support – July
30 Jun 2021 Music as Medicine for Your Brain Webinar
22 Jun 2021 BLTT Students Ongoing Support – June
18 May 2021 BLTT Students Ongoing Support – May
20 Apr 2021 BLTT Students Ongoing Support – April
15 Apr 2021 American Society on Aging: Promoting Holistic Bio-Hacking Strategies for Older Adults and Caregivers
16 Mar 2021 BLTT Students Ongoing Support – March
11 Mar 2021 Meditate for Your Memory Challenge
4 Mar 2021 Spiritual Practices and Brain Longevity: Imaging Research Revealed
11 Nov 2020 Trauma, Yoga and Your Brain
2 Sep 2020 How to Successfully Work with Residents in a Senior Community Webinar
16 Jul 2020 The Neuroscience of Yoga Webinar
12 Jun 2020 Maintaining Brain Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar
27 Apr 2020 How to Sharpen Your Marketing Skills
21 Feb 2020 Sexuality and Aging: Embracing Change -Webinar
9 Dec 2019 Webinar: Spiritual Fitness™ and Kindness: Why are They so Important for Your Health and Wellbeing
20 Nov 2019 Feed Your Brain: What to Eat to Fend Off Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
26 Oct 2019 Brain Longevity Symposium
24 Oct 2019 Brain Longevity Therapy Training
7 Aug 2019 How ARPF Resources Can Increase Your Client Base Webinar
22 May 2019 Fundamentals of Research Interpretation Webinar
6 Mar 2019 Yoga: The Biomedical Science and Research
22 Jan 2019 ARPF on Fasting

Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation

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The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation is a leading global Alzheimer's disease (AD) prevention organization, funding more Alzheimer's prevention integrative medicine research than any other non-profit, while providing educational outreach to laypeople, healthcare providers and caregivers on the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer's Prevention.

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