Alzheimer's Disease

It's Never Too Late to Start Using Medical Cannabis

Cannabis therapeutics for the elderly are featured at the IACM conference in Berlin, Germany.

THC & CBD for Dementia

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A pilot study recently demonstrated that cannabis extracts can be safely used to ameliorate symptoms of severe dementia. Swiss researchers at Geneva University Hospitals decided to use cannabinoids to help ten patients with severe dementia. They took a 2:1 extract of CBD and THC, titrating patients up to about 20 mg CBD and 10 mg THC per day. The oil extract was infused into cake to make it more palatable to the seniors, and the dose was split across three meals a day.

Low Dose THC Can Improve Cognition

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THC and other cannabinoids are known to induce neurogenesis — the creation of new neurons — in the brain. There are reasons to believe that this can positively influence diseases like dementia or traumatic brain injury, as well as the ability to learn. Malaysian researchers recently probed the question, does THC improve cognition by inducing neurogenesis? Yes, but only at the right dose.

Cannabis & Sleep Disturbances

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Quality sleep is critical to human emotional, mental and physical health, yet it eludes between 50-70 million Americans. Nishi Whitely explores why sleep matters, the role of the endocannabinoid system in sleep, and how cannabis and its components — in particular, CBD and THC — may benefit those with sleep issues.

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