Many people are asking whether treating dementia with cannabis oil can be done safely. The answer is a resounding YES. Cannabis oil is a non-toxic antioxidant which has minimal if any side effects. And this natural therapy does alleviate symptoms of dementia, improving quality of life for patients.
Treating Dementia with Cannabis Oil Can Assist Everyone Concerned
Dementia is a complex set of diseases which pose enormous challenges to the patients so using cannabis oil is a huge stress reliever for both patient, carer and family involved. Cannabis oil can be cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) based, and both cannabinoids have been found to have a positive effect on dementia. THC may be a psychoactive cannabinoid, but the work it does in the brain can really help treat patients. Mixing THC with CBD helps to alleviate the high feeling, as the CBD is anti-psychotic and the combined oil is a wonderful panacea for issues of brain and body.
Some forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s Disease, involve inflammation in the brain. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and can help to slow down the progression of the disease in the brain. What happens is that inflammation in the brain is usually acting in defense of something unnatural. But, over time, this inflammation deteriorates and affects the neurons and the patient then experiences behavioural symptoms.
Alzheimer’s Benefits from Using Cannabis Oil, Safely
During Alzheimer’s, there is oxidative tension caused by the inflammation which in turn causes more free radicals to be released which then react with fatty acids and proteins in the brain cell membranes. As a natural anti-oxidant, CBD helps to slow down this process and it is also known to assist with the generation of new neural tissue. If neural tissues is damaged or dies, the patient then experiences loss of memory, cognitive issues, speech issues and visual perception issues. The patient becomes aggressive and there are severe personality changes which are difficult to accept for everyone concerned. Treating dementia with cannabis oil safely is a huge relief for the patient, carers and family.
What Exactly is Dementia?
Dementia is a group of diseases which are grouped according to their varying symptoms and behaviour changes. Most patients experience memory loss and then they start to feel anxious, aggressive, pain, apathy and depression. There are no single biological reasons for dementia but numerous causes. There are no cures but using treating dementia with cannabis oil can be done safely.
There are many types of dementia and these are some of them:
- Huntingdon’s Disease – dementia and uncontrolled movements
- Parkinson’s Disease – starts as disorder of movement but can lead to dementia and there are Lewy bodies present
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies – abnormal structures block the brain and there is a protein called alpha-syncuclein present
- Mixed Dementia – several types of dementia occur at once
- Vascular Dementia – dementia linked to issues of the heart and blood vessels such as strokes
- Alzheimer’s Disease – plaques and tangles in the brain which are abnormal proteins – the brain shrinks due to fewer nerve cells and connections
- Frontotemporal Dementia – starts in the front and side areas of the brain
Treating dementia with cannabis oil is done safely as the CBD can help to decrease inflammation in the brain, helping decrease degradation of cognitive functions. New brain tissues can grow and the patient feels calmer and more lucid. Ongoing use of CBD could improve memory and cognitive function so much that the patient can live a more or less normal life again.
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