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Build a Better Brain: How to keep your Brain Active and Prevent Memory Loss

Build a Better Brain:

How to keep your Brain Active and Prevent Memory Loss

You can start anew with your brain power. In fact, you can start right now to take advantage of the proven fact that your brain can grow new cells, that you change your brain for the better, and that you can create strong nerve cell connections between your brain cells.

 
The fact that you can change your brain for the better is called plasticity and it means that your brain can adapt and the connections between brain cells can be strengthened as well. Another revolutionary and proven concept is neurogenesis, which means that you can grow new brain cells to make up for the loss of cells that occurs with age.

 
These are very powerful scientific facts that are very important as we all want to continue to lead the highest quality of life, for as long as possible.
Actually, the importance of having strong connections between brain cells is another gift that came to us courtesy of Albert Einstein, perhaps the most intelligent man in history. When Einstein died, his brain was examined under a microscope and what was seen was very impressive.

 
Einstein’s brain cells, or neurons, were normal. They were very similar to yours and mine. But what was so astonishing about his brain was that the connections between his brain cells, called astrocytes, were extra ordinary. The pathologist who did the work was astonished. She said she had never seen anything like that before.

 
The good news is that you can develop extra ordinary connections as well. How is that done? By using your brain in novel ways such as learning an art form, learning a new language, or even reading this newsletter and sharing with someone else. By building a better brain, you can lead the highest quality life as possible.

 
It is now a fact that you can prevent or delay memory loss. There are a number of activities, tools, and techniques that you can use to build a brain that can get younger. These include exercise, nutrition, and stress relaxation techniques. Stress relieving techniques, such as mind/body exercise, are also being proven to encourage brain plasticity or resilience.

 
One man who took advantage of these facts of using your brain and keeping it young, is an elderly man from England. Mr. Harry Bernstein was married for 67 years to his wife Ruby. But when she died in 2002 he almost lost his mind. He considered killing himself or, as he put it, “I wished I could join Ruby” and gave serious thought to “ways and means of doing it.”

 
So what saved his life? He started using his brain by writing and taking refuge from his pain by putting his memories down on paper, writing a book called The Invisible Wall: A Love Story that Broke Barriers. Harry used his brain and it saved his life.

 
You too can learn how to use your brain by following the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention™ Program, which will help you live long and well with a young mind. Find out more at www.alzheimersprevention.org.

 
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
President and Medical Director

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Holistic Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Strategies you can Start Today

For Alzheimer’s, prevention is the best medicine. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet to cure this dreaded disease.

That’s why a holistic Alzheimer’s disease prevention strategy involving mind, body, nutrition, and stress — one that prevents cognitive decline and actually enhances mental capacity — is an excellent option.

Your brain is as much flesh and blood as the rest of your body. It is not some mysterious black box. When well cared for, it retains its performance. When neglected, it decays.

A preventative lifestyle is especially important, because the latest research shows that only 30% of Alzheimer’s cases are genetic. The vast majority of cases — 70% — are preventable.

When caring for the brain, just like with the body, some choices have proven consequences. Poor nutrition hurts your brain and your body. Chronic stress is also destructive. Finally, lack of physical exercises also weakens both brain and body.

Alzheimer’s is a multi-factor disease. Physical and mental exercise, nutrition, stress management, and pharmaceuticals play important roles.

Your brain is full of cells called neurons. Few things are more harmful to neurons than chronic stress. Stress hormones are a natural response to release more energy when needed, but with today’s constant stressors, stress hormones can stay at high levels in the blood continuously.

In particular, high levels of cortisol can block the uptake of blood sugar by neurons, causing them to die — and increasing your chances of developing memory loss.

STRESS: Stress management is very important, as there is a very high correlation between high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high cortisol — and Alzheimer’s. Some proven techniques for stress management include meditation, guided hypnosis, prayer, and massage. There are many ways to lower stress, but what’s most important is that you use them regularly.

EXERCISE: Exercise, both physical and mental, can have a great impact on Alzheimer’s risk. Cardiovascular exercise boosts blood flow. And more blood flow equals a healthier brain. Regular physical exercise has been proven to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 50%. A good place to start is making sure you exercise three days a week.

Regular mental exercise has been reported to reduce Alzheimer’s risk by 70%. Fortunately, brain aerobics are easy. To be considered brain aerobics, an activity needs to engage your attention, involve more than one sense, and break a routine activity in an unexpected, nontrivial way. Everyone should partake in mental exercise as much as physical exercise.

NUTRITION: Nutrition affects your body, and so it affects your brain, too. The main idea is to avoid foods that cause inflammation, such as red meat. It causes swelling that releases free radicals and damages your neurons. However, the right proteins, like frozen salmon, and a vast intake of vegetables and fruits (like blueberries and spinach) can actually repair the damage and improve your memory. Finally, folic acid and vitamins C and E can reduce your risk by 20% when taken together.

PHARMACEUTICALS: Drugs at the proper time can help restore memory loss. Several medications have shown promise in partially restoring memory at different stages of Alzheimer’s. Hormone replacement therapy can also be used to boost hormone levels when they are low.

By using holistic Alzheimer’s disease prevention strategies, you can benefit by boosting your cognitive performance as well. By lowering stress, eating better, taking regular physical and mental exercise, you can perform better now — and ward off Alzheimer’s later. I will discuss all the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention™ in the upcoming months, stay tuned.

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

President and Medical Director

Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation

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“Lifestyle of the Super Brain” Video Now Available

“Lifestyle of  the Super Brain” Video

Is Now Available

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Join Actress and Health Expert Mariel Hemingway and Dr. Dharma and Discover a New Approach to Great Health and Brain Longevity.  Lori La Bey, an Alzheimer’s Caregiving Advocate will share tips to live a full life when caring for someone with dementia.

Actress and Best Selling Health Author Mariel Hemingway

Dr. Dharma welcomes famed actress and best selling health author Mariel Hemingway to ARPF 20th Anniversary Super Brain Webinar celebration. A prolific writer, Mariel’s works include; Finding My Balance, Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out, and Mariel’s Kitchen, as well as her latest work, Running with Nature, a guide to living with health, purpose and passion. Mariel is an adventurer, eco activist, healthy lifestyle and mental health advocate, yoga video star, food brand entrepreneur and expert speaker focused on mind-body-spirit optimization; a combination our research shows can keep your brain working at its best well into your Golden years.

Granddaughter of illustrious author Ernest Hemingway, Mariel became famous at the age of 13 when she made her silver screen debut in “Lipstick.” Four years later she earned an Oscar nomination for her work in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan.” She has since made 30 films and numerous TV appearances, most notably as host of environmental and humanitarian documentaries.

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More On Dr. Dharma and the ARPF –

Since the beginning of the ARPF in 1993, when Dr. Dharma was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Arizona in Phoenix, we have shared with the world many breakthrough ideas on how you can keep your brain sharp as you age. ARPF has revealed many firsts on how people can do everything possible to keep from developing Alzheimer’s disease:

They offered the first program to present a holistic or integrated medical approach to Alzheimer’s prevention. It is called The Four Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention and is now state-of-the-art.

In 1995, Dr. Dharma wrote the internationally best-selling Brain Longevity, the first book ever on the prevention and reversal of memory loss.

In 2003, the ARPF held the first ever conference in the world on the prevention of Alzheimer’s.

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For over a decade, the ARPF has spearheaded innovative research on how a simple 12 minute yoga meditation called Kirtan Kriya has dramatic anti-aging and Alzheimer’s prevention benefits.

Lori La Bey On The Hidden Gifts of Alzheimer’s

Lori was named the # 1 influencer online for Alzheimer’s by Sharecare with Dr. Oz.

Lori’s mother started having memory problems over 30 years ago, so dementia has been a big part of her life. This journey has taught her a tremendous amount. She now sees the gifts that come wrapped in the package of this mind-robbing illness.

Believe it or not, Alzheimer’s disease has changed Lori’s life in many positive ways, and it is her mission to share them with you. She now speaks, writes, trains and consults on Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving. She is also the host of the popular internet talk show Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio.

loriandmomLori’s mission is to deliver programs, platforms, and collaborations which shift caregiving from crisis to comfort worldwide.

She is a highly sought-after speaker, trainer, and advocate. Dr. Dharma and The ARPF are excited and honored to have her share her insight and experience.

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Your Benefits When You Attend This Life-Changing Seminar:

1. Learn what Oprah discussed with Mariel Hemingway on her OWN network show

2. Discover how to make your brain bigger (that’s a good thing) and your DNA younger

3. Implement Dr. Dharma’s tips for maintaining a sharp brain with age NOW

4. Learn how stress is killing your memory and what you can do about it

5. Receive valuable resources to help you stay healthy as a dementia caregiver

6. Learn the Meditation Proven to Improve Brain Function

7. Revealed: the healthiest diet for today, including the pitfalls of GMO foods

8. Uncover Mariel’s guide to living a life with purpose, passion and excellence

9. Hear about how playing computer games may help your memory

10. Discover the hidden gifts in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

11. Learn Mariel’s secrets for creating optimal health naturally

12. Uncover the brand-new optimal exercise prescription

13. Renew your hope and empowerment in your caregiving journey

14. Discover The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention

15. Find out Mariel’s anti-aging lifestyle

16. Know why Mariel loves silence

And much more!

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Mark Your Calendars – Nov. 7th You Won’t Want To Miss

Mark Your Calendars –

Registration Expanded to Meet The Demand!

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Nov. 7th You Won’t Want To Miss

To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) Presents: Super Brain Lifestyle, a Free Online Seminar November 7, 4pm PST/7pm EST  

Join these enlightening speakers from the comfort of your own living room: Lori La Bey –  Alzheimer’s Caregiving Advocate, Actress and Health Expert Mariel Hemingway, and Dr. Dharma – leader in Alzheimer’s prevention.

         Your Benefits When You Attend This Life-Changing Seminar:

  1. Discover how to make your brain bigger and your DNA younger

  2. Implement Dr. Dharma’s tips for maintaining a sharp brain with age NOW

  3. Stop stress from killing your memory

  4. Receive valuable resources to help you stay healthy as a dementia caregiver

  5. Learn the Meditation Proven to Improve Brain Function

  6. Revealed: the healthiest diet for today, including the pitfalls of healthiest diet

  7. Uncover Mariel’s guide to living with purpose, passion and excellence

  8. Hear about how playing computer games may help your memory

  9. Discover the hidden gifts in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

  10. Learn Mariel’s secrets for creating optimal health naturally

  11. Uncover the brand-new optimal exercise prescription

  12. Renew your hope and empowerment in your caregiving journey

  13. Discover The 4 Pillars of Alzheimer’s Prevention

  14. Find out Mariel’s anti-aging lifestyle

  15. Know why Mariel loves silence

And so much more!

Register Now: It’s Free!

Lori La Bey of Alzheimer’s Speaks, was named the # 1 influencer online for Alzheimer’s by Sharecare with Dr. Oz.   

Lori’s mother started having memory problems over 30 years ago, so dementia has been a big part of her life. This journey has taught her to see the gifts that come wrapped in the package of this illness. It is her mission to shift caregiving from crisis to comfort worldwide. She now speaks, writes, trains and consults on Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving.

Lori’s training programs are designed for both family and professional caregivers, people suffering from memory loss, and the public. She is a highly sought- after speaker, trainer, and advocate. Dr. Dharma and The ARPF are excited and honored to have her share her insight and experience.

Mariel Hemingway: Keynote Speaker,famed actress and best selling health author, is considered an expert in natural solutions to create your greatest sense of balance, peace, joy, fitness, integration and authenticity. A prolific writer, Mariel’s works include; Finding My Balance, Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out, and Mariel’s Kitchen, as well as her latest work, Running with Nature, a guide to living with health, purpose and passion. Mariel is an adventurer, eco activist, healthy lifestyle and mental health advocate, yoga video star, food brand entrepreneur and expert speaker focused on mind-body-spirit optimization; a combination our research shows can keep your brain working at its best well into your Golden years.

                                                                                                            

Most recently, Oprah Winfrey produced a rich, evocative documentary about Mariel and the Hemingway family, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, entitled Running from Crazy. The film includes focus on Mariel’s boundless advocacy for mental health and awareness.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear live and in person from Mariel Hemingway, Keynote Speaker at this FREE 20th Anniversary online seminar!  

Yes! Register Now!

Dr. Dharma and the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation are celebrating 20 years of leading Alzheimer’s prevention. Since founding the ARPF in 1993, Dr. Dharma has shared breakthrough methods you can use to keep your brain sharp as you age. Through the ARPF, he has spearheaded research revealing many things people can do to keep from developing Alzheimer’s disease, including the surprisingly simple 12 minute yoga meditation proven to have dramatic anti-aging and Alzheimer’s prevention benefits. The ARPF accomplished the first study in history demonstrating a reversal of memory loss using this meditation. Dr. Dharma will share this and many more useful tips to keep your brain sharp, including the number one aspect of psychological and spiritual well being shown to decrease the incidence of memory loss. Also revealed will be the top six foods that stop brain-drain AND the #1 way to keep your brain healthy.

Learn these proven methods to developing and maintaining a Super Brain in honor of the ARPF’s 20th anniversary at this Free Webinar.

REGISTER NOW and join the brilliant Doctor, Lori La Bey and Mariel Hemingway on this enlightening webinar.

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