Study explores nicotine patch to treat memory loss

November 6, 2015

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/10/study-explores-nicotine-patch-to-treat-memory-loss/

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $9.4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to test the effectiveness of a transdermal nicotine patch in improving memory loss in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.

About 300 older individuals with MCI will be enrolled at about 20 different sites around the country, including Vanderbilt, in the two-year MIND (Memory Improvement through Nicotine Dosing) study — the largest study of a nicotine patch in non-smokers.