A New Methodology in Aging Care:
Interdisciplinary Arts & Health Programming
Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN
Attending Neurologist U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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 persons living with dementia and their care partners. Potts and family founded Cognitive Dynamics Foundation to share inspiration and hope in memory of his father, Lester, who became an acclaimed watercolor artist in the throes of Alzheimer’s disease. Potts has told his father’s story of triumph through artistic creativity internationally.
One of America’s Top Physicians, Potts holds a BS in biology from Birmingham-Southern College, MD from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, and internship in internal medicine and residency and chief residency in neurology at the UAB School of Medicine. A Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the AAN’s 2008 Donald M. Palatucci Advocate of the Year, Potts also is an affiliate of the Alabama Research Institute on Aging, the University of Alabama Department of Psychology, and the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars, and is on the clinical faculty at both the University of Alabama and the University of South Alabama Medical Schools. He was chosen by the University of Alabama Medical Alumni Association as a 2016 recipient of the Martha Myers Role Model Award, honoring physician alumni whose lives epitomize the ideal of service to their communities.