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Nicotine Patch Sharpens Memory in Those With Mild Cognitive Impairment
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:41 PM
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

(Source: Fischer Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation) - A new study suggests that wearing a nicotine patch may also help to sharpen memory and thinking skills in those with mild cognitive impairment.

Memory problems are a hallmark of mild cognitive impairment, a condition that sometimes progresses to full-blown Alzheimer's. And nicotine is known to sharpen cognitive skills. Smokers who are given the drug do better on tests requiring attention skills. Some studies have suggested that nicotine - by patch or through injections - can boost memory in people with Alzheimer's as well.


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