Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, a neurological condition that affects memory and cognitive skills. It is a degenerative condition that can occur at any age, but usually affects people aged 65 and over. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, affecting over 850,000 people in the UK.
Many people associate Alzheimer’s and dementia with memory loss, but there are a variety of other symptoms as well. These include:
As dementia affects a person’s mental abilities, they may find daily tasks difficult, meaning that maintaining their independence may also become a problem. The symptoms of dementia will usually worsen with time.
As there are a number of different forms of dementia, there is also a range of theories as to what causes them. Experts believe that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the abnormal build-up of two proteins, known as amyloid and tau. However, the exact reason for the connection is still not confirmed.
Research is still underway for what exactly causes different forms of dementia, in the hopes that it will help to find a cure.
There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia, but there are certain behavioural and lifestyle changes that are believed to help manage and slow down the process of symptoms. These include:
Although these symptoms can help to slow down symptoms, the condition will inevitably worsen over time. Eventually, most people with a form of dementia need someone else to live with them to take care of daily activities.
When traditional treatment can’t provide an answer, medical cannabis could provide relief for dementia patients. For example, a study from 2019, ‘A Review on Studies of Marijuana for Alzheimer’s Disease – Focusing on CBD, THC’, conducted by Seok Hee Kim, Jin Won Yang, Kyung Han Kim, Jong Uk Kim, and Tae Han Yook, found that “the CBD components of cannabis might be useful to treat and prevent AD because CBD components could suppress the main causal factors of AD. Moreover, it was suggested that using CBD and THC together could be more useful than using CBD or THC alone.”
The Medical Cannabis Clinics’ team is dedicated to raising awareness about how medical cannabis can help with a range of neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Your prescription can be tailored to suit your individual circumstances and needs, with ongoing support and adjustments made as necessary.
At The Medical Cannabis Clinics, we offer personalised treatment plans and private care for patients through online video link consultations with our expert specialist doctors, who will guide you through the treatment options available from the clinic.
Appointments start from just £70. Book a private consultation today and one of our expert specialist doctors will be able to offer you targeted advice and treatment plans, unique to your needs and symptoms.
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If you receive a prescription from the doctor, we'll send it to a local pharmacy, or one of your choice. Your medication will be delivered to you (UK only).