Daniel Potts, MD, FAAN
Dr. Potts is the attending physician for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is on faculty at the UAB School of Medicine. He is the coauthor of "A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver" and one of Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change. Dr. Potts champions life-affirming care for those living with dementia and their care partners. On staff at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Potts is also Founder & President of Cognitive Dynamics Foundation & Medical Director at Dementia Dynamics. Through these two institutions, Potts channels inspiration and hope gained through caring for 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, hope and creativity internationally.
A 10-time Patient Choice Award winner & one of America’s Top Physicians, Potts is an affiliate of the AL Research Institute on Aging & the University of AL Honors College. In 2016, he was chosen by the University of AL Medical Alumni Assoc. as a recipient of the Martha Myers Role Model Award, honoring his exemplary community service.
A noted writer, Dr. Potts coauthored the best-selling "Neurology for the Boards," has authored numerous articles, is a reviewer for several journals & blogs about Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia for Maria Shriver. Potts co-authored "Treasure for Alzheimer’s" w/Richard Morgan, PhD, & "Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s" w/Marie Marley, PhD. Dr. Potts has served on the AL Alz. Task Force & Coalition for Culture Change, and the Boards of Directors of Alz. of Central AL & the AL Humanities Foundation. He co-convened the ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s advocacy network, and is Editor-in-Chief of "Seasons of Caring," the first-ever multi-faith collection of meditations for dementia caregivers. Potts serves as a media expert for the AAN, and was named Donald M. Palatucci Advocate of the Year by the AAN in 2008.