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A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

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“The book is the place for the frightened to turn to for initial information and perspective on Alzheimer’s disease — and then to return to for practical advice as problems arise. Most importantly, however, it dispels the sense of hopelessness families may feel by providing steps to maximize the enjoyment of life for the patient with Alzheimer’s disease.”

— Robert C. Griggs, M.D., FAAN, 2009-2011 President, American Academy of Neurology


“Caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease are in a predicament — they need information and workable strategies for the hard task at hand, but they also need understanding and encouragement. Danny and Ellen Potts hit the mark in creating a Pocket Guide that meets all those needs.”

— Dexanne Clohan, MD


“This book offers the information and the balance needed for all persons (professional or personal) who are involved in caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. As both, a healthcare professional and individual with a loved one with dementia, this book will be used countless times.”

— Angel Duncan, MA-MFT, ATR; art therapist and Alzheimer’s caregiver


“This book has been an answer to prayer for me and will be for anyone trying to cope with the unique challenges of being a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s disease. The authors explain the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and most importantly, they give common issues and excellent examples of how to best address them in a loving and respectful way.”

— Anne, Alzheimer’s caregiver


“The suggestions in the book are practical and powerful, and they’re delivered with a gentle touch that will be very welcome to those who are doing their best to care for a loved one. “

— Dexanne Clohan, MD


“The practical, roll-up-your-sleeves advice that Dr. and Mrs. Potts deliver in this book works on so many different levels. Not only does it give the first-time caregiver the right point-of-view and down-to-earth advice that they need, but it also presents the information in a way that can be used immediately.”

— Keith, Alzheimer’s caregiver


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About the authors

Daniel C. Potts, MD is a National Media Spokesperson on Alzheimer’s disease for the  American Academy of Neurology and a regular monthly blogger for Maria Shriver. A noted neurologist, author, educator, and champion of patients and their caregivers, he was chosen by the American Academy of Neurology as the 2008 Donald M. Palatucci Advocate of the Year. Inspired by his father’s journey through Alzheimer’s disease and his mother’s dedication to caregiving, Dr. Potts seeks to provide hope and support to those in like circumstances. Ellen Woodward Potts, MBA is a regular monthly blogger for Maria Shriver and writes weekly articles on Alzheimer’s disease for several newspapers.  She has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare management and teaches “Leadership Development through Service” at the University of Alabama. Through this book, she strives to honor the care her family members gave her maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother, both of whom had Alzheimer’s disease. 

Daniel C. Potts, MD