Despite many new findings, Alzheimer’s research is still in its infancy. Now researchers have found that cannabidiol (CBD) can slow down the symptoms of dementia.
Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes problems with thinking, memory, and patients’ behavior. Symptoms increase over time, and so far, medicine has only been able to slow the progression of dementia, but not stop or reverse it. Over time, the symptoms become so extreme in patients that they can no longer cope with their everyday lives without outside help. The latest research results now show that CBD, which is mostly known here in the form of CBD oil, has a supporting effect in treating Alzheimer’s.
Stages of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease is divided into three main stages, which range from short and minor memory deficits to personality changes:
Alzheimer’s disease: early stage
The early stage of Alzheimer’s disease manifests itself in the forgetting of known terms or in the fact that one forgets the storage location of known objects for a short time. At this early stage of the disease, symptoms are rare and irregular. The patient can still participate in everyday life and, for example, drive a car, go to work or maintain social contacts.
Alzheimer’s: middle stage
The middle Alzheimer’s stage lasts the longest in terms of time. At this stage, the first problems in everyday life begin, for example, when paying bills. Despite the progression of the dementia disease, patients in the middle Alzheimer’s stage can still broadly participate in everyday life – however, it is unconsciously becoming increasingly difficult.
Alzheimer’s: Severe stage
In the final stage or the last stage of Alzheimer’s disease, patients lose the ability to actively react to their condition, maintain social contacts, and later even control their movements. Speaking is also becoming increasingly challenging at this stage. Also, the memory and psychological skills deteriorate increasingly. It ultimately leads to a personality change in the patient.
CBD successful as a therapy supplement
In their search for new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian researchers discovered that cannabidiol (CBD) slows the disease’s progression. In the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the researchers write that CBD oil is good for health and can be used as supportive therapy for Alzheimer’s. In certain people, CBD can significantly slow down the disease’s progression in the early stages of dementia. CBD can protect the neurotransmitters in the brain from damage, the researchers said.