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Advanced Training Available at the Peer 2 Peer Monthly Sessions


Advanced Training Available at the Peer 2 Peer Monthly Sessions

2022 SCHEDULE OF PEER 2 PEER MEETINGS*

 

August
Sharing Success Stories: Professional Perspectives on Alzheimer’s Initiatives: Case Studies 

September

Journal Club with Dr. Chris: Learn to Read Research Papers

October

Pillar 2: Stress Management, Topic: Trauma Informed Language and Elder Abuse

November

Pillar 4: Spiritual Fitness – Spirituality at End of Life

December

Healing Practice to Recharge Ourselves

*Schedule subject to change

Testimonial

In 2019 I took the Brain Longevity training through ARPF, and it changed my life. By adapting the lifestyle changes recommended in the Four Pillars and practicing Kirtan Kriya, my health and energy improved dramatically. I am a Family Care Consultant for the Dementia Help Center in the Palm Springs, CA area; I work with caregivers who take care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia at home. Now I can offer ways to help them create high levels of brain fitness and reduce their own risk of developing AD. 

When ARPF sent out a survey to all BLTT graduates in 2021 asking how ARPF could offer continuing service, a group of us volunteered to look at the results and identify the needs for continuing education and networking. From there the Peer to Peer Series (P2P) was born to keep us updated on the cutting-edge of Alzheimer’s research and to learn more about how to deliver and market the Brain Longevity information in our communities. P2P is focused on delivering quality monthly programs and continuing to survey what graduates need so the series is a living, breathing, changing, responsive framework for knowledge and diversity.

The more knowledge we gain, the more we conquer the fear of the unknown. We are a force of hope.

 Mary Lou Green, BA, MA, CDP
Family Care Consultant for Dementia Help Center

What Does Your Brain Longevity® Specialist Membership Mean?

Your Brain Longevity Specialist membership is a professional membership given only to those who graduate from the Brain Longevity Therapy Training, a training program taught by faculty of the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation.

This professional affiliation is available only to allied healthcare providers,  yoga teachers/therapists and caregivers. 

Membership Only $125/year. These Are Your Benefits:

  • Six continuing education webinars per year with experts related to the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer's Prevention, including access to cutting edge researchers

    About Continuing Education: I was really impressed with Chris' [Walling]  presentation. He is an amazingly talented individual and I would call this the understatement of the year. I've done research throughout my career and was so impressed by the breath of his knowledge. Everything about it was perfect, making the complex accessible to the novice is an art that he has mastered.  - Ginette L., Ph.D., Neuropsychologist
  • Access to the full version of all the new scientific papers concerning studies sponsored by ARPF
  • Networking with all the other Brain Longevity Specialist via the Facebook private group
  • Special discounts on purchase of bulk quantities of ARPF materials, books, CDs, etc, to use as educational materials for your classes
  • Access to downloadable flyers and materials that you can use when you deliver your workshop to engage your audience
  • Up to date information on trends and other significant developments in the field of healthy aging and brain health, which you can use to market yourself and add depth to your presentations
  • Exclusive Previews: You'll be the first to receive an explanation of each new paper and the meaning of ARPF research in non-medical language, easy to transmit to your audience, by ARPF President Dr. Dharma  

Become A Member Today!



Brain Longevity Specialist Pin

    • 1 Jan 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 31 Dec 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Self-paced on your computer
    Register

    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.

    Yoga Alliance members get a limited time 50% discount on the regular tuition of $399. Students have a full year to complete the course upon their registration date. ARPF is a non-profit organization with the mission to help stop the spread of Alzheimer's disease by funding integrative medicine research, providing professional educational training, outreach, and memory screenings.

    COURSE FORMAT:

    This course is developed as a fully virtual training. 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
    • Bonus 1 Video: Feed Your Brain
    • Bonus 2 Video: The Telomere Effect
    • Bonus 3 Video: What’s New in AD Prevention
    • Bonus 4 Video: FINGER Study: Lifestyle Changes in Decreasing Dementia Risk
    • Bonus 5 Video: How Practicing Kindness Enhances Your Spiritual Fitness
    • Bonus 6 Video: Kirtan Kriya Research at West Virginia University 
    • Bonus 7 Video: Best Practices in Implementing Yoga Therapy
    • Bonus 8 Video: 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 Manager 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

    • 7 Sep 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 31 Dec 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Self-paced on your computer
    Register

    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

    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    Register


    The Covid pandemic has struck particularly hard at older Americans, with most of the deaths from Covid-19 concentrated in those over 65 years of age, especially if they have co-morbid conditions. Many of the risk factors for acquisition and severity of SARS-CoV2 are also risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

    In this program, we will discuss the bi-directional relationships between Covid and AD, including the susceptibility, outcomes and disparities of Covid associated with AD during the early phase of the pandemic, the risk of breakthrough infection and associated outcomes following vaccination against SARS-CoV2, and the risk of new diagnosis of AD in the year following infection with SARS-CoV2.  

    SARS-CoV2 infection may itself produce symptoms in the central nervous system, both in the acute infection phase, and in the longer term sequelae that have been called “long Covid”. These long Covid symptoms include “brain fog” or cognitive impairment. However, long Covid is incompletely understood, and its degree of permanence is uncertain. Besides the direct effect of SARS-CoV2 infection on the brain, the infection may also trigger or unmask other brain disorders.

    Our work identified an association between SARS-CoV2 infection and new diagnoses of AD in the following year. This program will discuss that finding and how it might be interpreted, as well as the necessary studies to follow up this observation.  


    The New Covid-Alzheimer's Connection
    Thursday, December 8th, 2022
    4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Guest Speakers: Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD and Rong Xu, PhD, FACMI
    Host: Christopher Walling, PSY.D, MBA, C-IAYT, SEP

    Please join us on Thursday, December 8th for this exceptional discussion on how Covid affects cognition.

    You will also receive the recording after.  


    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify important risk factors for the development of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Discuss the risk for SARS-CoV2 infection in patients with Alzheimer’s disease
    • Describe the association between Covid and the development of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Discuss the negative cognitive effects of Covid
    • Discuss potential treatments of long Covid in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

    The New Covid-Alzheimer's Connection
    Thursday, December 8th, 2022
    4 pm PT / 5 pm MT / 6 pm CT / 7 pm ET
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Guest Speakers: Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD and Rong Xu, PhD, FACMI
    Hosts: Christopher Walling, PSY.D, MBA, C-IAYT, SEP


    About the Speakers:

    Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD

    Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin Research Professor and Professor, Center for Community Health Integration, Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Following a 30-year career as a physician-scientist working in cystic fibrosis, Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, became dean of the School of Medicine and senior vice president for medical affairs at Case Western Reserve University in 2007. She stepped down in 2020 to begin a new research career in bioinformatics. During her time as dean she was an active supporter of the new Western Reserve 2 medical school curriculum, improved the commercialization of research discoveries in the School, and greatly expanded activities in support of the health of the community.  She served for two cycles as the principal investigator of the NIH’s CTSA award, and has championed the discipline of broadly engaged team science. During her career, Davis has been inducted into the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Inventors, served on the Advisory Councils of NIDDK and NCATS and the Board of Scientific Counselors of NHLBI. 


    Rong Xu, PhD, FACMI

    Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Dr. Xu earned her BS degree in Biology from Peking University, M.S degree in Biology from Case Western Reserve University, M.S in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics both from Stanford University. Dr. Xu’s research falls into two broad categories: theoretical computer algorithm development and translational biomedical research. Her research interests in computer science focus on artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, data mining, statistical learning, systems biology, and other advanced computational techniques that can create, integrate, and analyze large amounts of heterogeneous and complex biological and health data. Her research interests in biomedical sciences include drug discovery, disease gene discovery, precision medicine, and health outcomes research. Dr. Xu has received several prestigious awards: (1) elected Fellow of American College of Medical Informatics; (2) The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, (3) the Landon-AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Innovator Award for Cancer Prevention Research, (4) the AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) New Investigator award. Her research works in COVID-19 in vulnerable population including patients with Alzheimer’s disease have been included in the CDC guidelines, reached tens of millions of twitters, and featured in > 1000 news including New York Times, NPR, ABC news, NBC news, Forbes, USA Today, Fox News and Scientific Americans.


    Christopher Walling, PSY.D, MBA, C-IAYT, SEP

    Adjunct Professor, Somatic Psychology, California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA, USA

    Dr. Walling is a licensed clinical psychologist, researcher and an active leader in the biobehavioral sciences. His work in academic medicine has included the administration of multidisciplinary leadership teams in hematology-oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and geriatric psychiatry at some of the top academic medical centers in the United States. His clinical focus in the behavioral sciences has examined the intersections of neuro-psychotherapy, affect regulation, and psychophysiology. Dr. Walling is an Adjunct Professor of Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Past-President of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy, and an Associate Deputy-Editor of the International Body Psychotherapy Journal. He is a Clinical Supervisor at the Wright Institute of Los Angeles, a Clinical Associate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, and is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium located at Indiana University where he and his colleagues are working to advance scientific insights from trauma psychology. Dr. Walling maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, California.


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