Nicotine Improves Failing Memory in Elders

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nicotine Improves Failing Memory in Elders

Tobacco is considered an evil habit which is only used nowadays for making chemical products like cigarettes, known to promote cancer. But that's definitely not the whole truth about tobacco, which has been used historically by many cultures both in religious rituals and also as a natural therapy for various ailments from tuberculosis to colds and other viral infections.

According to the new research, nicotine helps improve memory and attention span in people with Alzheimer's disease. This is due to the fact that nicotine stimulates receptors in the brain that are important for thinking and memory skills and people suffering from this terrible disease are known to drop some of these receptors.

The new study investigated whether nicotine could help people with mild cognitive impairment -- the stage before dementia when people have mild memory or thinking problems but are not disabled. At the end of six months, the results were spectacular. Although the placebo group's mental abilities had decreased by 26 percent over this time period, the nicotine-treated group had regained a extraordinary 46 percent of normal performance for age on long-term memory and there were no serious side effects observed the people receiving the nicotine patch, either.

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