Medical Research

Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation

aka ARPF

Tucson, AZ


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 are dedicated to preventing Alzheimer's disease by funding innovative research studies and providing educational outreach and memory screenings.

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President & Medical Director

Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa

Main Address

PO Box 30783

Tucson, AZ 85751 USA


Alzheimer's, Alzheimers, research, prevention, dementia, memory loss, cognitive decline,research,aging





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alzheimer's (H83)

Alzheimer's (G83)

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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neuro-degenerative disease characterized by memory loss and impaired cognition, a decline in ability to perform activities of daily living, and changes in personality and behavior. The increasing severity of symptoms over time ultimately leaves the patient completely dependent on others for care. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease.
There are now 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and it is the sixth leading cause of death. Annually, family members and friends provide approximately 17.4 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. This care is valued at $220.2 billion making Alzheimer's disease one of the costliest diseases in the world. With increasing life expectancies and the aging baby-boom generation, Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple, afflicting more than 16 million people by mid-century. Alzheimer's disease will continue to be a major public health issue for decades to come.

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Memory Screening Day

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Our mission is to prevent Alzheimer's disease by funding research studies and providing educational outreach and memory screenings. For 25 years, the ARPF has been on the cutting edge of research, advocacy and education about a holistic or integrative approach to preventing memory loss and Alzheimer's. Every year, the educational mission of the ARPF is eagerly advanced by the representatives, volunteers and supporters of the foundation– not just across the country, but across the continent. Additionally, we have participated in several extraordinary first-time events, including organizing the First Conference on the Integrative Medicine Approach to the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease in 2003; bringing the first Memory Screening Day to Mexico, in conjunction with Rotary Clubs, in 2016; and delivering the first Brain Longevity Therapy Training to allied health professionals at UCLA in 2017.

We facilitate communication among health care professionals to share the results of our research, and between Alzheimer's organizations and the public to increase awareness of the disease and inform them about the available resources in our greater communities. Our research findings are published in leading, peer-reviewed medical journals. Educating healthcare professionals, patients, and their families as well as the public on the known aspects of Alzheimer's disease, with particular emphasis on the prevention and treatment of early stage memory loss. We share the research and clinical results with health care professionals and patients, so that these tools can be used in your community and become part of the movement to help prevent Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss and cognitive disability. In 2017, ARPF began its Training Academy, offering the Brain Longevity Therapy Training is for anyone who works with baby boomers and older adults.

Our capability can be summed up in two words: experience and synergy. Many of the most prolific minds in the world work with ARPF to accomplish our mission. Dr. Khalsa is a Clinical Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Integrative Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he did innovative work on behalf of ARPF. He also serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Furthermore, ARPF is assisted by 18 members who make up distinguished Medical & Scientific Advisory Council. Our Council holds leading doctors and professors from around the world. ARPF is also assisted by a renowned Education Advisory Committee that has grown the organization in many ways.

ARPF measures progress by quantifying output criteria. The following criteria are considered critical to accomplishing our mission: Medical Conference Presentations Senior Center Educational Events Educational programs for yoga/fitness practitioners Participation in Community Center Health Fairs Educational Institutions Presentations Presentations at Community Organizations Presentations to Governments Departments/Organizations Corporate Presentations Memory Screenings Over the past twenty-five years, our footprint has grown steadily. In 2018, ARPF will continue to accomplish our mission to eradicate Alzheimer's Disease by funding research and providing educational outreach and memory screenings. We anticipate seeing our outputs increase from year to year.

There have been numerous significant accomplishments since 1993. 2018 Highlights: • Published in JAMA Neurology, “Effect of the Apolipoprotein E Genotype on Cognitive Change During a Multidomain Lifestyle Intervention. A Subgroup Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial." •Published in JAMDA: “The Effect of a 2-Year Intervention Consisting of Diet, Physical Exercise, Cognitive Training, and Monitoring of Vascular Risk on Chronic Morbidity–the FINGER Randomized Controlled Trial.” • Published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: “Multidomain lifestyle intervention benefits a large elderly population at risk for cognitive decline and dementia regardless of baseline characteristics: The FINGER trial.” • Presented Kirtan Kriya and The Pink Brain™ Project, “How Yoga Meditation May Prevent Alzheimer’s” at AAIC and at International Congress on Integrative Medicine. • Presented research at AIHM Annual Conference. • Held 2nd Brain Longevity Therapy Training at the American U. Washington College of Law.

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