Art Therapy and the Life of an Alzheimer's Patient


Lester Potts had never painted a picture prior to his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. In the words of his son, "a miracle occurred"...

When Lester Potts began succumbing to Alzheimer's disease at age 70, the changes in his demeanor hit his family "like a cyclone," his son Daniel recalls. In some ways the situation was especially hard on the younger Potts because he is a neurologist, and he blamed himself for not spotting the disease sooner:

"I thought myself a poor excuse for a dementia doctor and inadequate as a son."
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