Okay, let us first start off with the basics. What is dementia?
According to Wikipedia:
Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is severe enough to affect daily functioning. Other common symptoms include emotional problems, difficulties with language, and a decrease in motivation.
Research that has been done shows that high concentrations of CBD oil can manage some of the symptoms of dementia. Symptoms such as agitation and anxiety.
Please keep in mind that the researchers that performed these studies used high concentrations of CBD oil and it might not be available for you to buy. Another thing is that the studies were short term so we do not know yet what the long-term effects may be.
Dementia is not only referring to one condition, but also a term that is used to describe a variety of symptoms like memory loss or decline in problem-solving skills.
What is the main cause of dementia?
It is brain cell damage. The brain cells lose their ability to communicate with each
other and this causes a change in feelings, behaviour as well as your thoughts. Each region of the brain is responsible for its own function and when this part of the brain gets damaged, the normal functions can’t be performed anymore.
Types of Dementia
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of the condition, but there are several types, including:
- Huntington’s Disease
- Frontotemporal Dementia
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
- Parkinson’s (or Lewy Body) Dementia
- Vascular Dementia
- Korsakoff Syndrome
- Mixed Dementia
Could CBD Oil Help Dementia Patients, and Is It Safe?
According to Dr. Dustin Sulak, “small doses of cannabinoids such as CBD give the body a signal to create more endocannabinoids and build more receptors”. A greater number of receptors will increase your sensitivity to cannabinoids, this is the reason why it may take several uses before you will feel an effect.
Studies on the Impact of CBD on Dementia
“A study led by Professor David Schubert of the Salk Institute in California, published in the Journal of Neurochemistry in 2017, found that CBD and THC could help remove dangerous, dementia-causing proteins from the brain. In the study, the research team found that a small dose of synthetically produced cannabinoids led to the removal of a toxic plaque associated with dementia.”
Another study that was led by Andreas Zimmer of the University of Bonn looked at cannabis potential to improve the memory as well as the learning abilities of older mice and it was published in 2017 by Nature Medicine. The team, led by Andreas Zimmer of the University of Bonn, looked at the potential of cannabis to improve the memory and learning capabilities of older mice. Nature Medicine published it in 2017. The team found that small doses of THC improved the mice’s learning skills and memory.
Conclusion on CBD and Dementia
For most patients suffering from dementia, it is a long and lonely road ahead of them, because the effects that dementia has on the body can make it difficult for them to perform their daily tasks. But the recent research that has been done on dementia conditions such as Alzheimer’s gives us hope that CBD can be the solution. All that is left to do is for more research to be done so that we can see if CBD is the answer.
Do you want to start using CBD?
There are some different ways to use it as topical use, sublingual and vaporizing through inhalation. Get your CBD today and come along with us on the CBD journey and be part of the amazing things CBD has in store for us and the future.