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Do statins reduce the risk of getting dementia and alzheimer's disease?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Controversial

Alzheimers disease affect at the same age of pats.
With atherosclerosis. There is a dementia called multi infarct dementia that presents clinically indistinguishable from alzheimer's and is related to strokes associated to atherosclerosis and hypertension. Lowering cholesterol levels or preventing atherosclerosis (with statins) in theory prevents multi infarct dementia. Not aware of direct effect.

In brief: Controversial

Alzheimers disease affect at the same age of pats.
With atherosclerosis. There is a dementia called multi infarct dementia that presents clinically indistinguishable from alzheimer's and is related to strokes associated to atherosclerosis and hypertension. Lowering cholesterol levels or preventing atherosclerosis (with statins) in theory prevents multi infarct dementia. Not aware of direct effect.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unclear

There were some early data suggesting that statins lower the risk of developing alzheimer's type dementia but trials of them have not born out the early suggestive studies.
So far, it appears that they do not.

In brief: Unclear

There were some early data suggesting that statins lower the risk of developing alzheimer's type dementia but trials of them have not born out the early suggestive studies.
So far, it appears that they do not.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Ramin Rafie
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Ramin Rafie
Dr. Ramin Rafie
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