Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa discusses Brain Longevity Now: Reverse Brain Aging by 12 Years and Improve Your Memory as part of the Healing and Healthy Aging: Nurture and Nature track at the 2007 Chautauqua Institution Summer Program.
Is aging well by choice or by chance? Advances in medical science provide for longer life expectancies in many Western countries. As we age, what are our expectations for quality of life, freedom from pain, and ability to coherently contribute to our families and the greater society? Will emerging research in neuroscience - marking the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Alzheimer's Disease - guide us to better aging? Can the growing industry of pharmacology counter individual genetic tendencies, and at what expense and length? We will explore how the "boomers" heading into retirement affect families, communities, the workplace, economics, and medical ethics- Chautauqua Institution
Dharma Singh Khalsa
Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa is one of the world's leading experts in integrative or complementary medicine, Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. His groundbreaking holistic medicine program for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and memory loss, for which he is most widely known, was shared with the public in 1997 through the acclaimed international best-seller, Brain Longevity.
For close to 15 years, Dr. Khalsa has also served as President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation (APF). In this capacity he testified before Congress about his work in the area of lifestyle influence on Alzheimer's disease. Recently, Dr. Khalsa was named Associate Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Center for Spirituality and the Mind, where he is conducting a breakthrough research project in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania Medical School to examine the effectiveness of meditation on early cognitive impairment.