Can CBD help with Dementia?
Dementia is a general term used to describe a mental decline in a person. This blog post is focusing on the leading cause of dementia known as Alzheimer’s disease, but Alzheimer’s is only responsible for 60%-80% of dementia cases. There are diseases such as vascular Alzheimer's, hormone imbalances, thyroid issues, and vitamin deficiencies which can also lead to dementia.
Studies on human patients with dementia have been very limited in quality and scope. However, there have been lab studies applying a concentrated amount of CBD to the protein, amyloid, which grew over nerve cells and the protein began to fall off. The build-up of this protein around the brain nerve centers initially causes Alzheimer's and Dementia.
While the lab studies are promising, there have not been any human trials to confirm or debunk the capacity of CBD when it functions in a patient diagnosed with dementia.
CBD is more effective to treat the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
-Cognitive decline: memory loss, confusion about time, disorganized routines, loss of words to communicate
-Changes in Behavior: Lack of impulse control, sudden mood swings, unprecedented sleepiness, etc
-Shaking: The brain motor cortex suffers from unnatural deterioration and may cause shaking or lack of spatial awareness.
-Repetitive Behavior: Repetitive conversations without realizing what’s already been said, time spent repeating normal routines due to forgetting it’s already been completed.
-Difficulty with Usual Tasks: The shaking and lessening memory function can lead to difficulty or embarrassment in everyday activities such as writing, getting dressed, bathing, and self-care.
-Getting Lost: Limited memory can cause individuals to forget a step from point A to B, causing a wrong turn, disrupting a familiar route, and leading to getting lost.
-Lethargy and Slow Movement: The inflammation of the brain and chronic stress from dealing with the dementia lifestyle can lead individuals to become overly sleepy and less inclined to an active lifestyle.
Dementia is frustrating for both the patient and family members involved. Relieving the stress and irritability for both parties is one of the best ways to continue growing into a new season of life.
High-quality CBD products such as our Delta Premium CBD line can be a great way to help patients experiencing dementia. CBD is known to reduce inflammation and deliver mood boosting cannabinoids to every part of the brain and body.
There are lots of resources available to patients experiencing dementia and one of the greatest of these resources is a healthy support system from the loved ones around them!