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Daniel C. Potts

Daniel C. Potts

Coauthor of A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver and one of Maria Shriver's Architects of Change, neurologist Daniel C. Potts champions life-affirming care for those with Alzheimer's disease/dementia and their caregivers. Currently serving as Attending Neurologist at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Potts is also Founder and President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation and Medical Director at Dementia Dynamics, LLC. Through educational services provided via these two institutions, Dr. Potts channels inspiration and hope gained through his personal experience as a caregiver for his father, who became an acclaimed watercolor artist in the throes of Alzheimer's disease. Potts has told his father's story of triumph, hope and creativity internationally.

A six time Patient Choice Award winner and one of America's Top Physicians, Potts holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Birmingham-Southern College and medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine and was chief resident in neurology under Dr. John N. Whitaker at the UAB School of Medicine. Potts is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

A noted speaker and writer, Dr. Potts coauthored Neurology for the Boards, a best-selling publication with a wide readership. He blogs at, serves on the Alabama Alzheimer's Task Force, and chairs the Alabama Partnership to Improve Dementia Care. He recently co-convened the ClergyAgainstAlzheimer's advocacy network, and is Editor-in Chief for Seasons of Caring, a multi-faith collection of meditations for caregivers to be published by USAgainstAlzheimer’s. Dr. Potts has authored numerous articles, is a reviewer for several journals, and serves as a media expert for the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). In 2008, the AAN named him Donald M. Palatucci Advocate of the Year. In addition to his professional writing, he has been a lyricist for nationally known composers, and has published six books of photographs and poetry. With Edie Hand, he hosted Prescription for Healthy Lifestyles on the Rural TV Network.

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