Last updated on February 2018

Trial of Simvastatin in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Patients


Brief description of study

Probands with MCI are at high risk to develop Alzheimers dementia (AD). Simvastatin may lower the production of Amyloid, a hallmark of AD in the brain. The primary hypothesis of the study is that 60 mg Simvastatin significantly reduces the Clinical Dementia Rating -Sum of boxes (CDR-SOB) in individuals with MCI as compared to MCI receiving placebo or 20 mg Simvastatin

Detailed Study Description

This is a national multicenter, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial allowing for a minimum follow-up time of 24 months in conversion-free patients. Randomization will be stratified by prior use of statins.

The two strata are:

  1. "no-statins": patients without treatment with a statins and no indication for treatment (according to the guidelines of the German Society of Cardiology for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease); patients will be randomly assigned to one of 2 treatment (1) Simvastatin (60 mg) one tablet/day (2) Placebo one tablet/day.
  2. "low-statins": patients treated with low doses of Statins; patients will be randomly assigned to one of 2 treatment (1) Simvastatin (60 mg) one tablet/day (2) 20 mg Simvastatin one tablet/day.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00842920

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Recruitment Status: Open


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