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Nicotine patches reduce senior moments

Older people may benefit from the regular use of nicotine patches, according to a study that showed improvements in memory and brain function in a group of senior non-smokers who were suffering memory and thinking impairments. Published in the journal Neurology, the study examined the effects of nicotine in seniors with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) […]

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Large number of common drugs linked to brain impairment

A large, long-term study just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found that medications that exhibit anticholinergic activity – typically over-the-counter and prescription drugs taken by older adults – cause cognitive impairment. The two-year study of the impact of these medications on 13,000 men and women aged 65 and older is […]

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