Conversations with Dr. Reyes

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Written by: Meaning & Hope Institute

Save the Date for Upcoming Webinars for 2023:

June 12Common Dementias – Lewy Body, Parkinson’s, & Frontotemporal
September 11Dementia in Strokes and Other Treatable Dementias
November 6Alzheimer’s Treatment And Research Update

Each passing day I shall strive to offer the best care I can to persons with dementia AND their caregivers.

Dr. Patricio Reyes

Past Webinars:

February 15, 2023: Dementia and Traumatic Brian Injury

On the heels of the upcoming NFL Superbowl, we offered a webinar conversation with Dr. Patricio F. Reyes, M.D. with special guests, pro football hall of famer, Carl Eller, and his wife, Molly Heisenfelt Eller, along with other NFL wives. The wives discussed their roles as caregivers for their husbands, afflicted with cognitive issues, likely stemming from their hard-hitting football heydays. Patricio F. Reyes, M.D. is Chief of Neurology and Director of Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease & Cognitive Disorders at the Carl. T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix. His longstanding participation with the Retired NFL Players Association, and the Association of Ringside Physicians, has exposed him to dangers of contact sports. Additionally, in his 30 years of practice, he has acquired acclaimed expertise in dementia, as well as non-sports-related causes of TBI.

November 30th, 2022: Bridging the Gap – Caring for Caregivers

Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute hosted an important conversation with Dr. Patricio F. Reyes, M.D., Chief of Neurology and Director of Alzheimer’s Disease & Cognitive Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injury at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix on November 30, 2022. Dr. Reyes has seen, first-hand, the toll that tending to someone with dementia can take on a family caregiver. Early on in his practice, three caregivers of his patients suffered heart attacks. Their health crises made him realize that vigilance for them is as important as attention to their afflicted loved ones. He vows, “Each passing day I shall strive to offer the best care I can to persons with dementia AND their caregivers.” During the webinar, Dr. Reyes provided caregivers with medical education to help ease and overcome some of the many life-changing challenges of providing care to their loved ones. View the recording below.

About Patricio F. Reyes, M.D., FANN

Dr. Reyes is a board certified and highly regarded neurologist and neuropathologist with more than 30 years of clinical expertise, research, and drug development in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

He was one of the first to establish rapid autopsy brain banking in the United States, and the first to build Dementia Centers in three states.  He also was a principal in numerous clinical trials that led to the FDA approval of new drugs for Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Reyes has worked extensively with the Retired Players Association to improve health care for retired NFL players, as well as improving health care awareness for the boxing profession in his native Philippines.

He has been conferred with numerous awards throughout his career, including Scientist of the 21st Century, Physician of the Day by the Arizona House of Representatives, and Top Doctor in the Who’s Who Global Medical Directory.

For information about future conversations with Dr. Reyes, contact Bob Roth at

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