Dr. Fauci Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine, Dementia Care with NAPA Council, an Interview with Katie Brandt

Dr. Anthony Fauci talked about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine as it relates to persons with dementia during a January 25 meeting of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) Advisory Council.

Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke with Katie Brandt, Director of Caregiver Support Services and Public Relations at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Frontotemporal Disorders Unit.

Brandt, the co-chair of the NAPA Advisory Council, has served as an AFTD Regional Coordinator Volunteer. Her late husband, Mike, was diagnosed with FTD when he was 29…

During the interview, Dr. Fauci addressed concerns over any potential risks involved with people diagnosed with dementia in taking the vaccine. He explained that there are “likely not” any risk factors outside of the expected side effects, such as inflammation.