Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation

Working Towards Prevention since 1993

aka ARPF   |   Tucson, AZ   |  www.alzheimersprevention.org

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

Ruling year info

1993

President & Medical Director

Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa

Main address

PO Box 30783

Tucson, AZ 85751 USA

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Formerly known as

Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation

EIN

86-0735832

NTEE code info

Alzheimer's (H83)

Alzheimer's (G83)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical Research

The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation funds innovative research on the lifestyle approach to maintaining brain health and therefore prevent memory loss and Alzheimer's. To-date, we have worked with eminent research institutions like: UCLA, UofA, UWV, and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Population(s) Served

For 15 years, the ARPF has organized several free Memory Screening Days each year, including one in Tucson, Arizona. Not unlike blood pressure screening, memory screening is an important awareness program for seniors, caregivers, and their families.

Population(s) Served

Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation and our highly qualified Educational Advisory Committee members and Scientific Advisory Council members provide trainings and write for medical textbooks and journals about the research of the Foundation.  The ARPF has also started a Brain Longevity Therapy Training to empower various healthcare providers, including yoga therapists, about the lifestyle approach to maintaining brain health as we age. This program is now entirely online, due to Covid-19.

Population(s) Served

We participate in community health fairs and other educational events in many communities across the country and educate individuals about how to reduce their risk factors to develop dementia.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

CE credits for PT, OT, RN and behavioral health therapists for the Brain Longevity Therapy Training 2020

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is to prevent Alzheimer's disease by funding research studies and providing professional training, educational outreach and memory screenings. For 27 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, among others.

Until 2019, ARPF has been the main US funder of integrative medicine/lifestyle approaches to the prevention of Alzheimer's and memory loss, by funding various studies at worldwide renowned Universities. The positive and encouraging results have fueled additional research and much needed hope for individuals and medical professionals alike throughout the world.

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.

Since 2017, ARPF began its Brain Longevity Therapy Training to anyone who works with baby boomers and older adults, so that these allied healthcare providers and caregivers can bring these empowering tools to their communities. In 2020, we launched this course entirely online as a response to the Covid-19 crisis and look forward to continuing to train more individuals.

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. Our Founding President, Dr. Khalsa, continues to bring innovation to ARPF research efforts, as well as networking with other distinguished global researchers. He also serves as the Prevention Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Furthermore, ARPF is assisted by 19 members who make up our 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.

Many of our Scientific Advisory Council members also participated in the delivery of the Brain Longevity Therapy Training, which means we are featuring the most recent scientific and clinical advances in the field.

2018-2019 Highlights:
• Published 12 significant research papers in major peer-reviewed journals, such as Plos One, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease.
• Presented Kirtan Kriya and The Pink Brain™ Project, “How Yoga Meditation May Prevent Alzheimer’s” at AAIC in .
• Presented research at AIHM Annual Conference in Los Angeles, Ca.
• Participated in the International Association of Yoga Therapy annual conference in Reston, VA.
• Held 3rd Brain Longevity Therapy Training in Scottsdale, AZ
• Carried out the 16th Annual Free Memory Screening Day in Tucson, AZ.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We are filling in the gaps in our Brain Longevity Therapy Training to reflect the greater risk factors that African Americans have of Alzheimer's disease.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation

Board of directors
as of 8/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Dharma Singh Khalsa

Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation

Term: 1993 - 2020

Kirti Khalsa

Alzheimers Research & Prevention Foundation

Randall Brooks

Rotary

Bert Beatty

Fletcher Wilkins

Bert Beatty

Edward Gellert

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No