Nicotine patch may improve memory in pre-dimentia patients

Posted on January 26, 2013 by

A new study published in the journal Neurology shows that wearing a nicotine patch improved the brain performance of people with mild memory loss showing the early signs of dimentia. In the study the group that wore the patch were better able to pay attention and demonstrated better long term memory than those who did not.  The group involved 45 men and 29 women and  a larger study has been started. Neurologists say the patch appears to help the brain process the taking in of information and storing it in cells for future use.

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