Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia affecting the elderly and is characterized by global cognitive decline in learning, memory, reasoning and judgment. AD is strongly influenced by both genetic factors and lifestyle. While certain rare gene mutations guarantee onset of AD before 60 years old, most cases of AD involve genetic susceptibility factors that interplay with each other as well as environmental factors and life exposures to determine life-long risk. Lifestyle factors include diet, levels of exercise, intellectual stimulation and social engagement, as well as sleep patterns. The genetic and environmental factors contributing to risk for AD will be reviewed along with emerging therapeutic strategies for treating and preventing this devastating disease. In addition, the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain, mind, and consciousness will be considered. In particular, the question of how the concept of “self “can be further refined in view of the effects of Alzheimer’s on the brain and mind will be discussed. Further elucidation of the relationship between brain function, mind, consciousness, and the cosmos will also be presented based on the concepts put forward in Rudolph Tanzi’s recent book “Super Brain”, as well as his new book (in preparation), “Super Genes”, both co-authored with Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Rudolph Tanzi’s talk is recorded at SAND14.
Nadeshwari Joythimayananda describes the image and the symbolism and the energy of the goddess Tripura Sundari
One of the highlights of the SAND17 conference, this discussion starts by introducing Federico Faggin,…
Jun 28–30, 2019
Delight Yoga, Amsterdam
Most of my life was spent as a materialist. I regarded physical matter as the basis of reality. From matter emerged biological organisms such as humans, which developed brains, and out of the brain emerged consciousness.
Jul 2–8, 2019
Titignano Castle, Italy
SAND conference presenters and participants give us their thoughts
Mar 3–8, 2019
1440 Multiversity, California
When it comes to the world around us, what we perceive is not always what is actually there.
Just as artists are driven to create, scientists need to prove that something is as it seems. Their mantra is, don’t tell me, show me through repeated tests that arrive at the same results every time.
Awakened living realizes that the Absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
In a conversation from SAND Italy, Mauro Bergonzi and Shantena Sabbadini discuss how the scientific…
A pre-recorded 4-part Video Series with Stanislav Grof
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Oct 23–27, 2019
Hayes Mansion, San Jose California
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