On March 30th and 31st and April 1st, I attended a great conference called the SharpBrains Summit. This conference was attended by over 200 people virtually, from all over the world, as well as by many well known and leading professors and speakers in the field of brain fitness, cognitive training, and memory loss. A lot of interesting topics were covered. I myself presented the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation’s work, including our recent publication of articles in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Consciousness and Cognition, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and Psychiatry Research on how our innovative Kirtan Kriya meditation is able to affect positively the brain, improves memory, and enhances well being.
This is significant, because what was discussed was also the fact that aging baby boomers want is to create a lifetime of peak mental performance. In other words, they want to be able to maintain their cognitive function as they age, and not have their memory decline.
The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) did a study and found that 80% of the respondents said that
“Staying mentally sharp as they age”
was their number one priority.
The results of this study show the following top four goals of aging baby boomers in order to achieve that priority:
1. To be able to handle stressful situations
2. To be able to do physical exercise
3. To stay mentally active
4. To learn to meditate
The ARPF has been providing leading edge work in this field since 1993 and, for the past 10 years, has been focused on meditation and memory.
The Foundation is proud to be a leader in this field of meditation and memory in the Alzheimer’s community and beyond. We will continue to pursue this focus as our main area of research and hope to establish a larger network of like-minded people with whom to share this knowledge.
And that’s why we value your help!