As a supporter of ARPF’s long-time goal to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, especially through our innovative research, I know you’ll love this story, as told by Kirti, our COO.
“In early November I flew back home to Rome, Italy, to spend time with my parents and siblings. It was a very enjoyable and heart-warming experience.
One of the moments that I will always remember was when my mom and I went to visit Ada, my grandmother’s best friend. While my grandma died 35 years ago, Ada is now 97. I have very clear memories of playing with her as a little kid, and her bouncing me on her knee as she taught me children songs. One of my favorites was about a little poodle.
Ada was always a small woman, and in the last 10 years since I last saw her, she’s become a tiny elderly lady. But I was thrilled to see that she still is incredibly sharp mentally. We spoke of the desert where I live, and her green yard and the plants she loves.
With her unbound love, she asked about everyone in my family by first name – all three generations of us. Then she told us the news about her family. She has 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren – and they all have lunch with her every day! What a great way to keep your mind sharp.
For me it was an emotional visit. As we said goodbye, tears were rolling down our cheeks. Tears of happiness and gratefulness for the kindness, caring and love we have for each other. The visit probably took 30 minutes, but the memory of it will last forever in my heart – it was truly a transforming moment.
I’ve always loved my elders. There is so much to learn from them, and their stories are so fascinating and full of interesting details. When was the last time you spent time with an older friend or relative? Did you find it an incredibly fulfilling experience?
That’s why I am so passionate about improving our elders’ quality of life and helping people stay as mentally sharp as possible as they age.”
Thank you, Kirti. Here at the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation our goal is to prevent Alzheimer’s. And since we’ve been doing this work for 20 years, we can proudly say we know a thing or two about helping you keep your mind alive forever.
To help further our innovative research work, we are having a year-end $50,000 donation drive.
We absolutely need your help to make it happen. If you can help us raise this sum by the end of the year, we can have a tremendous impact on ending this horrible mind-robbing disease in our life-time.
You can make a big difference in making this vision a reality.
Please make your tax-deductible donation now. http://www.alzheimersprevention.org/donate.php
Thank you. I wish you a very Happy Holiday Season.
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.
Founding President and Medical Director
PS: The ARPF offers leading edge research, education, and early detection screenings. We’re asking for your support.
$25 Provides free early detection screening for 2 people
$50 Provides one hour of education at a health fair
$100 Provides a half-day education session at a senior center
$200 Will go towards creating a new publication to share our successful research with the medical community
$1,000 Will support a new research study at a leading medical school
PPS: Any amount you give can have a tremendous impact. Your donation allows us to continue our research on Alzheimer’s prevention.