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Impact of spike protein on dementia research and covid-19 vaccination discussed in upcoming webinar
  • Dementia research focusing on relevance of spike protein in COVID-19 infection. 0:12

  • Webinar on dementia and COVID-19 vaccination scheduled for September 14th at 7 pm. 0:29

  • Early identification of cognitive impairment crucial as damage can occur years before symptoms. 1:46

  • Research linking mild cognitive impairment patterns to COVID-19 impact on dementia. 2:04

  • Recent research paper on SARS-CoV-2 spike protein accumulation in the brain. 2:42

Potential long-term implications of spike protein on vascular dementia in post-COVID-19 patients
  • Spike protein shown to affect endothelial function and induce inflammatory responses in vivo. 3:28

  • Persistence of spike protein in immune cells and blood plasma for extended periods post-infection. 4:05

  • Circulating spike protein observed even months after infection or mRNA vaccination. 4:30

  • Presence of spike protein in subarachnoid space, brain tissue, and brain blood vessels. 5:07

  • Focus on potential link between spike protein circulation and vascular dementia. 5:34

  • Vascular dementia differs from other forms like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. 5:42

Understanding the impact of blood vessel damage on neurons in the context of dementia
  • Blood vessels play a crucial role in protecting the brain from damage by providing nutrients and forming the blood-brain barrier. 6:27

  • The blood-brain barrier consists of tight endothelial connections, pericytes, and astrocytic end-feet to prevent harmful substances from entering the brain. 6:57

  • Damage to blood vessels in vascular dementia can lead to neuronal damage due to inadequate blood supply, impacting brain function. 8:07

  • Vascular dementia differs from Alzheimer’s dementia due to its association with blood vessel damage rather than amyloid buildup. 8:14

Potential link between spike protein and vascular dementia progression explained through microclots in brain capillaries
  • Spike protein circulation may lead to faster dementia progression 8:31

  • Microclots formed by spike protein and neutrophil traps can block blood flow in brain capillaries 9:53

  • Microclots potentially causing brain damage due to restricted blood flow 10:33

  • Concern about the impact on a large number of brain blood vessels 10:44

  • Severity of symptoms dependent on the percentage of affected blood vessels 10:52

The potential impact of amyloid deposition on individuals with existing brain damage and the urgency for research on strategies to mitigate dementia progression
  • Concern for rapid acceleration of dementia in individuals with brain damage and amyloid deposition. 11:14

  • Importance of aggressive research and strategies to address dementia progression. 11:34

  • Risk of reaching a point where deterioration in the brain becomes unmanageable. 11:51

  • Call for collective scientific efforts to make a difference in helping dementia patients. 12:00

  • Encouragement to register for a webinar on dementia fundamentals. 12:17

  • Future research focus on brain protection for ourselves and loved ones. 12:24