Tag: Statins

Statins Increase the Risk of Dementia or Worsening Dementia

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Pharmaceutical advertisements often highlight the benefits of a particular drug, including its ability to reduce the risk of various health conditions. However, the actual risk reduction provided by these drugs may be different from what is portrayed in the advertisements. It is the opinion of the author that if cardiologists and other providers told their patients the absolute risk reduction of statins is 0.8% for all-cause mortality, 1.3% for myocardial infarction and 0.4% for stroke and the side effects of going on a statin include dementia, worsening dementia, confusion, muscle problems, such as aches, pains, weakness, muscle breakdown, falls, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, would you or anyone else ever agree to take a statin?
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My Loved One with Dementia

This is an article for families and caregivers to have a better understanding of dementia. There are many types of dementia with the most common being Alzheimer’s which makes up approximately 60% of the cases of dementia. Each type has its particularities, but all involve an increasing inability to make safe choices regarding daily activities of living.
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