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Valley neurologist shines a light on traumatic brain injuries, dementia, and caregiving
By Lindsay Hansen - Thursday Feb 02, 2023
The Big Game takes over Phoenix on Sunday, February 12, and while it’s an exciting time to talk all things football, it’s also a great opportunity to raise awareness about the more serious topics of traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussions, and dementia.

Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute is hosting a virtual webinar with Dr. Patricio Reyes to discuss traumatic brain injury and dementia, and give important guidance for family caregivers.

Dr. Reyes is the Chief of Neurology at the Phoenix VA Medical Center and a member of the Meaning & Hope Institute’s National Advisory Council. His long-standing participation with the Retired NFL Players Association, and the Association of Ringside Physicians, has given him firsthand experience with the dangers of contact sports and the support that caregivers of injured players need.

He will be discussing:

- Caregiver tips for tending to a loved one with TBI or dementia

- Self-care reminders for the family caregivers

- Causes of TBI and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

The webinar is free to attend and will take place Wed., Feb. 15 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. To register visit, Dr. Reyes will take questions from patients and caregivers, and share information about new clinical trials and approval of new drugs for Alzheimer’s.

To extend the impact of the Meaning & Hope Institute nationwide, we are seeking to partner with nonprofit and government organizations, and individuals who wish to train and certify as Finding Meaning and Hope discussion series facilitators. To learn more, call 602-274-5022 or visit

About Duet: Partners In Health & Aging: Duet is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and well-being through vitally needed services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandfamilies. Duet’s free-of-charge services are available in the greater Phoenix area. To volunteer, donate or ask for help, go to or call (602) 274-5022.