PREVENTABLE: For Older Adults - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to find out if taking the study drug (Atorvastatin) can help older adults live longer and healthier by preventing dementia, disability, or heart disease.
*The study drug is a statin usually used to help lower cholesterol levels
Helping older adults to live longer.
Who Can Participate in the Study?
-Men and women aged 75 and older
-Not currently takin a statin
-Do not have heart disease
-Do not have dementia
-Are able to perform your everyday activities
What is Involved?
If you choose to join this study, you will:
-Give a blood sample
-Complete memory tests
-Complete physical tests
-Be randomized (like flipping a coin) to Group 1 or Group 2
--Group 1 will take the study drug daily (Atorvastatin)
--Group 2 will take a placebo daily (harmless pill that does nothing)
*This study will last 5 years