Why Cognitive Dynamics?
Lester E. Potts, Jr., the late father of Dr. Daniel C. Potts and a rural Alabama saw miller, became an acclaimed watercolor artist after the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Amazingly, he had never previously shown artist talent. This burgeoning creative expression was enabled through art and music therapy and other innovative programs at Caring Days, a dementia daycare center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. By participating in the expressive arts, Lester’s cognition, mood, and behavior improved, and his wife and primary caregiver was granted respite. Furthermore, these therapies helped to restore human dignity and improve quality of life.
Lester’s story is but one example of the effectiveness of expressive arts therapies, and has given hope to countless victims of dementia and their caregivers. It was the inspiration for the formation of Cognitive Dynamics.
Lester E. Potts, Jr. the late father of Dr. Daniel C. Potts was a rural Alabama saw miller. Through the power of art therapy, he became an acclaimed watercolor artist after the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.