The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) Announces First Brain Longevity® Therapy Training Program
An evidence-based curriculum around yoga, meditation and lifestyle in Alzheimer's prevention
Jul 19, 2017, 10:03 ET
TUCSON, Ariz., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) launched the new Brain Longevity® Therapy Training that will premiere on October 19-22 at the UCLA campus. The training will help better equip leaders within the wellness and health care fields, especially as drugs have failed until now, as reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference.
There will be an in-depth examination of the science and clinical application of the 4 Pillars of Alzheimer's Prevention®:
- Diet and Supplements
- Stress Management
- Spiritual Fitness
In addition to ARPF-sponsored studies on integrative medicine and healing modalities like yoga and meditation.
One of the key components of this course is the application of Kirtan Kriya, a targeted yogic meditation used to support brain longevity.
Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, Helen Lavretsky, M.D. states, "The science behind this course has shown in our research at UCLA that yoga and Kirtan Kriya helped reduce depression, improve mental health and cognitive functioning, as well as reverse cellular aging and inflammation, and provide brain fitness effects in stressed dementia caregivers when compared to relaxation while listening to music."
"Research also found positive effects of Kundalini yoga practice on mood, memory and executive function, and brain connectivity in older adults with mild cognitive impairment compared to memory training."
The Brain Longevity Therapy Training is designed as a multi module system of training, so that course topics and materials can later be used individually or in entirety – offering an amazing breadth of options for consulting and teaching aging adults.
ARPF founders Dharma S. Khalsa, M.D. and Kirti Khalsa will conduct the training, along with well-known healthcare providers in the integrative medicine field, such as clinical psychologist Chris Walling, MBA, PsyD, C-IAYT President of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy, and Helen Lavretsky, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA.
Presentations of new standards and methods to champion brain health, Alzheimer's and dementia prevention, and healthy aging, as well as extensive practicum sessions will provide participants with all the necessary tools to become a Brain Longevity® Specialist at the end of this course.
This CEU accredited training is a unique opportunity to learn how to make a significant impact in the demanding field of longevity medicine, as well as expand personal practice/expertise in yoga therapy.
SOURCE Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation
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