Alzheimer's Disease and Medical Marijuana
"Medical Marijuana is showing real promise in treating Alzheimer's. THC in Medical Marijuana decreased the levels of rogue protein pieces (peptide amyloid beta) which leads to less clumping and neuro entanglements seen in the progression of Alzheimer's. Since THC is a natural and relatively safe amyloid inhibitor, THC or its analogs may help us develop an effective treatment in the future." - Dr. Chuanhai Cao (paraphrase)
Alzheimer's destroys memory and cognitive function, eventually, completely destroying the sufferer's unique personality and ability to function. At first, symptoms seem benign, with slight confusion, having difficulty remembering nouns and navigating. As the condition progresses, nerve cells in the brain become more and more tangled with thoughts becoming more scattered. Eventually, physical and mental function grinds to a halt and finally results in death.
"I forget if the Doctor diagnosed me with Alzheimer's or maybe it's you. Do you have Alzheimer's." - Longjack
- Repeat statements over and over
- Forget conversations, appointments or events
- Misplace possessions randomly
- Get lost in familiar places
- Forget the names of family
- Have trouble with simple words
- Depression, apathy, withdrawal
- Mood swings, paranoia, delusions
- Irritability, aggressiveness
- Loss of inhibitions
“I hate Alzheimer’s. It is one of the most awful things because, here is a loved one, this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly, that person is gone. They’re gone. They are gone.” - Pat Robertson
TRUVADA TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS: Sudden or unusual bone pain; kidney problems , feeling tired or short of breath, liver problems - nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), menstrual changes, impotence, loss of interest in sex, headache, dizziness, feeling depressed or tired, sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams; stomach pain; weight loss; rash; or changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist). Source: www.drugs.com
Doctors Advise: How Medical Marijuana helps in Alzheimer's and Dementia
"Medical Cannabis decreased levels of amyloid beta (bad, sticky protein pieces) means less aggregation (damage), which may protect against the progression of Alzheimer's disease."
"Since THC is natural and relatively safe, THC or its analogs (CBD) may help us develop an effective treatment in the future" - Dr. Chuanhai Cao
"Compared to currently approved drugs prescribed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, THC is a considerably superior inhibitor of Aβ aggregation, and this study provides a previously unrecognized molecular mechanism through which cannabinoid molecules may directly impact the progression of this debilitating disease." - Dr. L. M. Eubanks
Case Study: How Medical Marijuana Saved the Day
Check out this Alzheimer's patient's experience with prescription medicines was an absolute horror show.
- She took Dilantin for 2 and a half years and became completely disillusional
- Then Seroquel was prescribed caused seizures
- The doctor tried Depakote which gave her bad diarrhea
- Then they tried Lamotrigine which caused both seizures and diarrhea
The family's doctor's comments are as follows:
The results were completely unexpected. The cognitive changes (thinking and mood) were unmistakably positive. She began to interact normally, more animated and loving, reactive, and chatting in short phrases. She even started playing jokes on us. When family came to visit; she gave everyone big hugs and kisses.”
Even her doctor, who was new to Medical Cannabis, took note of her dramatic improvement and commented, “All my Alzheimer’s patients should be on Cannabis. Look at her quality of life now!”
“Alzheimer’s caregivers are heroes.” - Leeza Gibbons
420EvaluationsOnline: Alzheimer's Patients and Primary Caregivers can legally access Medical Marijuana in California with a licensed doctor's Recommendation. You don't have to go to a clinic or book an appointment, you can apply online, here & now. It takes minutes to complete an application and the doctor processes and sends your papers same day.
FURTHER READING - HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATS ALZHEIMER'S
"The best thing about Alzheimer's is that you can hide your own Easter eggs."