A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver

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Authors' Daniel C. Potts, M.D. and Ellen Woodard Potts will discuss their personal journey with EIGHT family members who had Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Their book is loaded with practical steps and tools for Caregivers who have found themselves on this path of memory loss.

Here are two fascinating YouTube videos-

An Artist's Escape from Alzheimer's Disease" which is a film documentary done by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_Te-s6M4qc) and "The Broken Jar" video which shows the Danny's dad's art featured in a book by the same name http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6ksfsp94YQ.  This video contains about 1/3 of his dad's total paintings and they are arranged in chronological order to follow the disease process.  They start out simply, get really good in the middle and as the disease progresses, they become less colorful and more simple.  The final two paintings, the "blue collage" and the "crosscut saw," were painted entirely from memory in late stage Alzheimer's disease.

I know you will be amazed by the insights of Daniel and Ellen as I was in my pre-interview with them.

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