Nicotine Patch Shows Benefits in Mild Cognitive Impairment, Study Suggests

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Using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a study published in the January 10, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Nicotine has been shown to improve cognitive performance in smokers who have stopped smoking and previous short-term studies with nicotine have shown attention and memory improvement in people with Alzheimer's disease.

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American Academy of Neurology (2012, January 9). Nicotine patch shows benefits in mild cognitive impairment, study suggests. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 19, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2012/01/120109211815.htm
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