Medical Marijuana For Alzheimer's Disease
What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's Disease is a type of dementia that impairs memory, thinking and behavior which can grow severe enough to impact day to day life. Symptoms can include:
Difficulty remembering newly learned information
Mood and behavior changes
Deepening confusion about events, time and place
Unfounded suspicions about family, friends and professional caregivers
Serious memory loss
Difficulty speaking, swallowing and walking
How Medical Marijuana Can Help Alzheimer's Disease
There is evidence that shows that medical marijuana can help with many of the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Studies have shown that medical marijuana can slow the production of specific proteins that are linked to the progression of Alzheimer's and can help reduce that amount of a specific compound that is a trademark of the disease. These proteins and compounds create an inflammatory response in the brain which progresses that disease.
The symptoms that medical marijuana can help alleviate in Alzheimer’s include aggression, insomnia, hallucinations, anxiety, and depression. Patients could have a much better quality of life when on medical marijuana, and that their life could be lengthened due to decrease in inflammation.
Get Approved For Medical Marijuana Treatment
If you are a Virginia resident living with Alzheimer's Disease and are interested in medical marijuana treatment, we are here to help! Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 888-633-5808 or schedule online.