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Biomarkers Say COVID-19 Brain Damage Is Like Alzheimer’s, But Faster

The link between COVID-19 and the onset of dementia or even Alzheimer’s is not yet known — and researchers will need years more to understand any relationship there in full — but, evidence is growing that the diseases do share the biomarkers of brain damage. And according to a new study, COVID-19 appears to bring higher levels of blood proteins linked to neurodegeneration than Alzheimer’s disease does in the short term.