Statin Use Reduces Dementia Risk After Concussion in Seniors
MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- Older adults have an increased risk for dementia after concussion, which is modestly reduced among patients using a statin, according to a study published online May 20 in JAMA Neurology. Donald A. Redelmeier, M.D., from the...
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There are inconsistent results on the association between statin use and the risk of dementia. Power et al. conducted a systematic review and concluded that randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and well-conducted observational studies did not support a ...
There are inconsistent results on the association between statin use and the risk of dementia. Power et al. conducted a systematic review and concluded that randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and well-conducted observational studies did not support a causal preventative effect of late-life statin use on cognitive decline or dementia . As concussion is a risk factor of dementia, Redelmeier et al. recently conducted a prospective study to evaluate the association between statin use and the risk of dementia after a concussion in older adults .
Concussion in older adults is tied to a dramatically increased risk for dementia, but new research suggests statins may mitigate this risk.Medscape Medical News
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Interview with Donald A. Redelmeier, MD, FRCPC, MSHSR, FACP, author of Association Between Statin Use and Risk of Dementia After a Concussion
(JAMA Network) Concussion is a common brain injury. This observational study of nearly 29,000 adults (66 and older) diagnosed with concussion examined whether statin use was associated with risk of long-term dementia after a concussion.
This large extended population-based double cohort study tests whether statin use is associated with an increased or decreased risk of subsequent dementia after a concussion among older adults.