Can Marijuana help Alzheimer’s Disease?
The University of South Florida has recently studied the effects of marijuana on Alzheimer’s disease and found positive effects.
Testing THC, the main property in marijuana, on the amyloid cells that appear with dementia, they found that the THC was able to lower amyloid levels and slows their aggression. The test was done over hours after treatment The researchers also found it enhanced ‘energy factories’ of the cells, improving function. The studies suggest that it may offer future treatments.
Considered a safe anti-inflammatory, it may offer slowing, if not stopping the progression of the disease.
Check out the article below for more details as well as other study information.
Whether marijuana use is something you favor or not, in Alzheimer’s patients it would seem another “why not?” Since the disease is terminal over a long period of time, if it helped slow it down or more, wouldn’t it be a worthwhile consideration?
How would you feel about marijuana being used to treat Alzheimer’s and dementia? Is it a case by case decision? I will be watching for further studies.