How Medical Marijuana Can Help With Alzheimer’s Disease

Research proves that medical marijuana offers immense therapeutic benefits to people suffering with a wide range of health conditions. From seizures and chronic pain to glaucoma and anxiety, the use of medical marijuana has been legalized in more than 30 states nationwide. 

According to ongoing research,medical marijuana may help with Alzheimer’s disease as well. Experts believe that medical marijuana may safely and effectively treat common symptoms of Alzheimer’s, such as agitation and behavioral disorders, better than the pharmaceutical drugs currently recommended.

What Does the Research Show?

Current research exploring the effects of medical marijuana indicates that the two main compounds in cannabis, THC and CBD, dramatically reduce behavioral problems and rigidity in patients.

In fact, in one small study in Switzerland, half of the patients in the study were able to completely eliminate their use of antipsychotic medications and other pharmaceutical drugs.

Another study in Israel evaluated the effects of adding medical cannabis to the standard pharmaceutical treatment protocol for Alzheimer’s disease. That research team labeled medical marijuana a safe treatment option worth pursuing further. 

Medical Marijuana Alleviates Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Alzheimer’s disease is known to cause nearly 30 agitated behaviors, including yelling, violent outbursts, agitation, repeated questions, and intense anxiety. Other conventional medications such as antipsychotics, antidepressants, and antiepileptic drugs often cause their own long list of side effects and symptoms that cause people with Alzheimer’s even more pain and suffering. 

Medical marijuana demonstrates the ability to alleviate Alzheimer’s symptoms and keep them well-managed. Doctors report watching Alzheimer’s patients embrace medical marijuana for helping them feel relaxed, happy, and calm. Many people with Alzheimer’s even push away from their standard medications because they realize the difference in how they feel. 

To help your loved one with Alzheimer’s gain access to the medical marijuana they need, call Hakuna Matata Compassionate Care today. Hakuna Matata makes it easy for Florida residents to obtain their medical marijuana cards and use cannabis to improve their health and wellbeing. Call (239) 789-6561 today to learn more and get started.