There is recent evidence to suggest that cannabis may be helpful in treating Alzheimer's disease.
A study found that CBD, which is the non-intoxicating, non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, may help to protect brain cells from damage caused by amyloid beta, a protein that is thought to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.
Another study found that THC, the intoxicating compound in cannabis, was able to improve cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease.
That said, this research is preliminary and needs further data to confirm. It is also important to recognize that cannabis is not a cure for Alzheimer's disease, nor is it a substitute for conventional treatment. If an individual is considering using cannabis to treat Alzheimer's disease, it is important that they first talk to their doctor.
The below are some of the potential benefits of using cannabis for relief from Alzheimer's disease:
While there are potential benefits, there are also some potential risks as to using cannabis to relieve Alzheimer's:
For patients considering using cannabis to treat Alzheimer's, it is important that they discuss with their doctor. A doctor can help them determine if cannabis is right for them and can advise them on how to use it safely.