Dr. Daniel Potts shares heart-felt message on World Alhzeimer's Day
Dr. Daniel Potts speaks with authority. Not just as a specialist currently serving as the attending neurologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL. Not just as an accomplished author and educator offering observations and guidance on improving the quality of life of persons with cognitive disorders. He is a CHAMPION of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their caregivers.
In his books, he writes about his experience helping to care for his father, Lester. As a rural Alabama saw miller, he became an acclaimed watercolor artist after the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Interestingly, Lester had never previously shown artistic talent. By participating in art and music therapy and other innovative programs at Caring Days, a dementia daycare in Tuscaloosa, his cognition, mood and behavior improved and his wife and primary caregiver was granted respite.
In honor of his father and to recognize others who are in the throws of Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Potts recorded a lovely message on World Alzheimer's Day (September 21, 2018) to advocate for the effective treatment of Alzheimer's and other cognitive diseases, to advocate for the those who tirelessly care for those suffering with the disease and to honor the many living with memory disorders.
Dr. Potts will be speaking at the Discover Weekend on Monday, October 8, 2018. We are so excited to have Dr. Potts as our keynote speaker that morning. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear from a highly regarded advocate and inspiration.
REGISTER TODAY TO SEE DR. POTTS AND THE MANY OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE DISCOVER WEEKEND!
Why? It is the number one question posed by humans. I suppose it could have come in a close second if it weren’t for the incessant curiosity of the 2-4 year olds among us. A study conducted last year show that four year old girls did their part to insure that “Why?” got its number one ranking, asking an average 390 questions daily. That may seem a little humorous. But truthfully, we never outgrow the curiosity. It is how we are made. To wonder…To search…To Discover!
As adults we have learned to limit our audible inquiries. We most likely realized around our fourth birthday that the questioning needed to slow down a bit if we wanted our parents to purchase socks to match cute outfits instead of using them to stuff into our cute little mouths. But the questions in our minds, no doubt, continue.
Our top questions still begin with why. Why am I here?, Why are there so many difficult and unanswered issues? Then we move to the “What” questions. What does this life mean? What gives my life purpose? What is my passion? And if we manage to steer through those questions, next we are asking, “how am I supposed to navigate through the many challenges that this life presents?”
This Quest(ion) has brought us to an exciting 3-day event slated for Oct 6-8, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia.
Ravi Zacharias, an international apologist, who addresses life’s great existential questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny with eloquence and grace will be speaking on Monday evening of the Discover Weekend. He has impacts the heart and intellect of society’s thinkers and influencers through apologetics, spiritual disciplines, training, and humanitarian support.
Also, joining us on Saturday of this Columbus Day weekend is Dr. Caroline Leaf. Dr. Leaf is a neuroscientist and one of the world’s leading brain and learning specialists. Dr. Leaf will share with us (from her research) how to boost memory and kick start our brains. Her latest written work Think, Learn, Succeed offers understanding and techniques for using your mind to thrive at school, the workplace, and life.
In addition to these great thinkers of our time, The Discover Weekend offers your choice of over 25 weekend sessions* lead by topic experts who will answer questions and give you the tools to face your journey. These three days (set in my home town of beautiful Savannah Georgia) are designed to help you discover potential, purpose and passion and chart a course to a better life.
The wise King Solomon said, “It is God's privilege to conceal things and the king's privilege to discover them.” The search is exhilarating and what joy comes when we discover!
Take the journey with us! I encourage you to register today. Breakout sessions have limited space so make sure you make your selections soon at www.The DiscoverWeekend.com
Like little children, may the "whys" of this weekend lead us to Truth,
Kathy Walters Burnsed
The Discover Weekend Conference Coordinator