I was having a discussion on an email group I belong to about statins. One of the members had been advised to take them but was unsure. One of the other members was very enthusiastic about them and said the following Everything talks about this new wonder drug which is to be prescribed hopefully to the nation as it does so many things. Besides lowering cholesterol it relieves Alzheimer's, helps with Prostate Cancer and eases inflammation as the things I remember off hand. I had not heard of it 'relieving Alzheimers' and wondered if anyone knows anything about that? I'm not asking as I expect it to help my mum, more because this person is so evangelical that I would like to think that at least they might have their facts right! The people on the other email group are not Alzheimers patients, they are diabetes patients. Would be interested to hear people's thoughts/responses as always.