I was surprised to read in the cover story on Glen Campbell that the former CEO of Warner-Lambert, the company that produced the cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor (atorvastatin), has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. My husband has just been taken off of atorvastatin due to a recent dementia diagnosis. Within one week, his short-term memory improved. He has been on atorvastatin for many years. His neurologist concurs with the cardiologist's decision to stop the statin. My husband will be having another evaluation in six months to see if he has recovered his memory. Meanwhile, he will continue to follow a healthy diet, exercise, and stay active socially—a plan that benefits everyone, not just those neurologically challenged.
Bonnie Boyle Cote
Arlington Heights, IL