TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa was proud to present a $500 check to Gaines Brake, board member of the Cognitive Dynamics Foundation, during the “Do You Know Me Now” premiere at the assisted living and memory care community.

Brake and other community members attended the showing of the documentary, which features the family of Daniel Potts, MD, neurologist, who was also present during the event.

The film told the story of four dementia patients — including Dr. Potts’ father — who went on a path of creative self-discovery through the arts after the onset of the disease.

“The message of hope was inspiring,” says Lynn Armour, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe. “It is truly a film that will educate and enlighten families and experts alike.”

According to their website, Cognitive Dynamics is a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions and their caregivers. The foundation promotes education, research and the support of innovative care models, and use therapies involving the creative arts.

As part of the Meaningful Day™ purposeful programming, Morning Pointe hosts a variety of events aimed at educating families, caregivers and the community-at-large about the latest research and discoveries in memory-related conditions like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Photo: Gaines Brake, board member of the Cognitive Dynamics Foundation and expert in Elder Law, Dr. Daniel Potts, neurologist, Sarah Pederson, community relations director at Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, and Tori Payne, executive director at Morning Pointe of Tuscaloosa, were present for $500 check presentation from Morning Pointe to benefit the Cognitive Dynamics Foundation.