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Mild Cognitive Impairment

Study Shows Nicotine Patch May Improve Cognition in Older People with Memory Loss

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January 10, 2012

A nicotine skin patch may improve cognition in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition marked by memory loss that often leads to Alzheimer’s dementia, according to findings from a small pilot clinical trial reported in the Jan. 10, 2012 print issue of Neurology. Nearly 70 volunteers, all non-smokers, wore either a nicotine patch or a placebo patch during the six month trial supported by the NIH. Researchers measured the volunteers’ cognitive performance at...January 10, 2012

A nicotine skin patch may improve cognition in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition marked by memory loss that often leads to Alzheimer’s dementia, according to findings from a small pilot...

Could Nicotine Patches Help Stave Off Memory Loss?

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Older people with mild cognitive impairment saw improvements while using them, researchers report

MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the nicotine patches used by people trying to quit smoking could serve an unexpected purpose: They appear to counteract mild memory loss in older patients.

The research is preliminary and only involved a few dozen subjects. There's also the matter of expense: While they're available over the counter, patches may cost several dollars...

Health Tip: Boost Your Brain Power

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(HealthDay News) -- Cognitive decline may lead to difficulty remembering, communicating or learning new tasks.

The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to help improve brain health and prevent cognitive decline:Keep your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure under control by eating nutritious, low-fat foods.Include plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables in your diet.Skip saturated fats.Include omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, such as by eating fatty fish.Ask your...

Super-Tight Blood Sugar Control May Not Ease Mental Decline in Diabetics

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TUESDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- For people with type 2 diabetes, intense treatment doesn't slow decline in thinking skills, a new study found. Super-strict blood sugar control actually appeared to increase study participants' risk of death, the researchers found.

People older than 70 with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to suffer mental impairment as those without diabetes, researchers say. Intensively controlling blood sugar has been shown to reduce the odds of...

Does Cognitive Impairment Increase the Risk for Death in Older Adults?

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