This episode will give you the effects of statins and what your doctor should be telling you.
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For further reading on this topic check out the references below.
Mayo Clinic Staff. (2014, March 5). Memory loss: 7 tips to improve your memory
Mayo Clinic Staff. (2015, April 8). Statins: Are these cholesterol-lowering drugs right for you? Retrieved from
Mayo Clinic Staff. (2013, April 24). Statin side effects: Weigh the benefits and risks
Neel, A. B. (2015, June). 10 drugs that may cause memory loss
New heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines released. (2013, November 12)
Statins don’t cause memory loss, study reaffirms. (2013, December 9)
Statin medications may prevent dementia and memory loss with longer use, while not posing any short-term cognition problems. (2013, October 1)
What you should know about: Generic vs. brand-name statins. (2013, September 1)
Coping with memory loss. (2010, January 6)
FDA drug safety communication: Important safety label changes to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. (2012, July 3)
FDA expands advice on statin risks. (2014, January 31)
Higher dementia risk linked to more use of common drugs. (2015)
Jamolowicz, A., Huei-Yang, C., & Panegyres, P. (2015). Statins and memory loss: An Australian perspective. Australasian Medical Journal, 73-79