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December 2014

Statin-Related Cognitive Impairment in the Real World: You’ll Live Longer, but You Might Not Like It

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  • 1Golden Valley, Minnesota
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(12):1889. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5376

They say that the most dangerous kind of ignorance is not knowing what you don’t know. It took me a long time to realize I had statin-related cognitive impairment because I had no idea what it was.

A few years ago, I found myself slowly sinking into a sea of troubles. My work productivity gradually slumped, I had trouble remembering names and appointments, and I started having more trouble designing technical solutions for my clients. I had less energy for my family, and I felt grumpy and depressed about it.

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1 Comment for this article
Is never too late if the damage is not irreparable
Jonathan McDonagh | SIGEN
Thank you for your words. Decades ago, my mother suffered a great cognitive impairment while taking statins. The Dr always indicated to me that if she did not take it, was at risk of death. His last years were painful and i believe that his death would have been more honorable without medication.Your message serves to alert at the family menbers and to the patients, you can change your future.Thanks again!.Angel, Argentina
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