No studies or trials have looked into the effects of cannabis or its components on the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease in people.
THC is the main component of cannabis that invokes feelings of sociability, happiness or relaxation.
Research does suggest that high concentrations of CBD oil could be useful for managing some of the symptoms of dementia such as agitation and anxiety.
Tackling the symptoms of dementia
This is because we have not received any high-quality applications from researchers intending to investigate these issues.
Products containing more than 0.2% THC are not legally available in the UK.
Another study that gave both THC and CBD oil to mice with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease showed an improved in learning and had less evidence of amyloid clumps in their bodies.
There are no research studies that prove cannabis, or products such as cannabis oil (CBD oil), can stop, slow, reverse or prevent the diseases that cause dementia.
Additionally, Dementia Care Central indicates that CBD may also help:
As dementia progresses, brain tissue actually dies and function is lost for good. This process can take time or it can happen very rapidly. In some trials, CBD showed promising results to help stop or even reverse the loss of brain function and memory loss in dementia patients. Additionally, CBED may help stimulate the brain to help keep connections within the brain and help seniors potentially delay the effects of dementia.
Let’s dive deeper into how CBD could help in each of these areas.
Because of how dementia affects the brain, a senior may become agitated or anxious in everyday situations. Sometimes this agitation can even turn vio lent. But remember that these behavior changes are caused by the disease and are not your loved one’s fault. CBD may be able to help alleviate these symptoms .
Oxygen buildup ties in with inflammation in the brain. As brain tissue expands, oxygen is released. So, the more inflammation, the more oxygen that builds up. As more oxygen is released into the brain, the brain loses functionality. This can result in memory loss or other brain deterioration. Oxygen is also released when the body is stressed, which happens often for seniors with dementia. CBD may help reduce stress and reduce the negative effects of oxygen on the brain.
Let’s start with the basics of CBD. It comes from the hemp plant , which is related to the marijuana plant . The plant is dried and the resin is extracted. This compound contains 2 parts: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).