side effects of statins

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by susieb, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. susieb

    susieb Registered User

    Apr 16, 2006
    26
    Apparently a lesser known side effect of statins is to cause memory and concentration and sleep problems, but many doctors are not aware of this. Has anyone been asked to monitor relatives with AD when they started statins (drugs to lower cholesterol)?

    The worry is that with a worsening condition, it will be assumed that the problems are due to AD and side effects of statins not considered.
     
  2. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Hello susieb, thanks for that snippet about statins.

    Lionel was on statins long before he was diagnosed with AD.. because of various problems now trying a different tack, so he is coming off statins. Will monitor hims carefully...........maybe see an improvement?

    Take care, Connie
     
  3. susieb

    susieb Registered User

    Apr 16, 2006
    26
    Connie,

    I wish you good luck.

    Susieb
     
  4. dmc

    dmc Registered User

    Mar 13, 2006
    1,157
    hi
    my mum takes simvastatin ,she started after her heart attack ive often wondered if some of her problems are due to the medication she's on and not the dementia, but perhaps thats just wishfull thinking on my part.
    It would be interesting to find out though
     

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