MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND ALZHEIMER’S
Cannabinoids can help with many of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias
Dementia is a Personal Struggle
Your ReThink-Rx™ Doctor Will Help
The neurological disorder Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by a progressive loss of both memory and learned behavior. As many as 5.8 million Americans are estimated to be afflicted with the disease. The cause remains unknown. Patients with Alzheimer’s are likely to experience depression, agitation, and appetite loss, among other symptoms.
In patients with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), cannabis may help address a variety of symptoms including anxiety, agitation, aggression, anorexia, apathy, and sleep disturbances, including other comorbidities such as chronic pain and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Understanding the therapeutic principles of cannabis therapy in dementia is very important. Therapeutic approaches to these patients must always be tailored to the benefits sought and must bear in mind the sensitivities of these more frail patients. Your ReThink-Rx doctor will explain just how this works and will help you develop a strategy that works best for you and your loved one.
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