Last Saturday I read an article in the Daily Mail regarding Statins...the title being, "Have benefits of statins been exaggerated? Advocates distorted statistics and downplayed side-effects say experts". Please click on link if you didn't read it and would like to. LINK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2962513/Have-benefits-statins-exaggerated.html In the article it stated that ‘Increased rates of cancer, cataracts, diabetes, cognitive impairments and musculoskeletal disorders more than offset the modest cardiovascular benefits of statin treatment.’ With the rates of Dementia increasing I just wonder if Statins have anything to do with this increase. I only ask because my Father died of Dementia and Statins were the first tablets his Doctor put him on during his late fifties even though he didn't have any symptoms or health issues..it was, in his words "a preventative measure". Looking back I do now wonder if all the other health issues he developed after were brought on by taking Statins. He developed high blood pressure, diabetes, cataracts, muscle pain, dry mouth and eventually Dementia. I am so wary of Statins now that I would not take them. Having seen what my Father went through I really think there may be a connection. What are your thoughts?