Treasure for Alzheimer's

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Dr. Richard L. Morgan earned degrees from Davidson College, Wake Forest University, and Union Theological Seminary, including an MA in Counseling and a PhD in Early Christian History. He served pastorates in West Virginia and North Carolina, where he was named 'Man of the Year' for his work with older adults in Lenoir, NC. He served as professor of Religion at Peace College, Raleigh, NC and Presbyterian College, SC, taught Psychology at Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC and was Director of Counseling at Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, NC. He did his Certified Pastoral Education work under the auspices of the Baptist Hospital Pastoral Care department. After his retirement, Dr. Morgan has written 14 books, including the best seller, "No Act of Love is Ever Wasted: Spiritual Care for People with Dementia," co-authored by Dr. Jane Thibault. His latest book is "At the Edge of Life; Conversations When Death is Near." He also served on the editorial board of "Seasons of Caring." Dr. Morgan was recipient of the 2013 Legacy Award from the Older Adult Ministry Network of the Presbyterian Church, USA, for a lifetime of service. At present, Dr. Morgan is a resident at Redstone Highlands, a continuing care retirement community near Pittsburgh, PA. He continues his writing and is highly involved with doing Life Bios for independent living residents and worship and pastoral care for persons with Dementia. Married to Alice Ann Morgan, a certified Director of Christian Education, they have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. His website is
Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN is a noted neurologist, author, educator, and champion of those with Dementia and their caregivers. He was chosen by the American Academy of Neurology as the 2008 Donald M. Palatucci Advocate of the Year, serves as an AAN national media spokesperson for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of Dementia, and is a faculty member at both medical schools in his home state of Alabama. Inspired by his father's transformation from sawmiller to watercolor artist in the throes of Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Potts formed Cognitive Dynamics, a foundation dedicated to quality of life improvement through the arts. With his wife, Ellen W. Potts, he authored "A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer's Care Giver." Potts served as Editor-in-Chief for "Seasons of Caring," a collection of meditations for Dementia caregivers. His foundation's website is

Treasure for Alzheimer's

Reflecting on experiences with the art of Lester E. Potts, Jr.

Authored by Richard L. Morgan PhD, Daniel C. Potts MD

Despite the typical loss of memory and verbal skills in persons with Alzheimer's disease or other Dementias, Treasure for Alzheimer's clearly shows that art often reaches below the conscious level of existence to a hidden depth of meaning stored within. Dr. Richard Morgan used the art of Lester E. Potts, Jr., painted in the throes of Alzheimer's disease, to communicate and develop relationships with residents in a residential care facility who were similarly affected. This may well be the first time the art of a lay person with Alzheimer's has been used therapeutically with people who have the same disease or related Dementias. The amazing results show how connections and relationships were forged which formerly did not exist, and give hope to caregivers and others who seek to know the identities still deeply present inside each of us despite the loss of cognition.

Publication Date:
1517119804 / 9781517119805
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Body, Mind & Spirit / Inspiration & Personal Growth

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