June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and in this blog post we will be exploring the ways that CBD can help with the behavioral symptoms that come with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We will also explore CBD as a major contributor to overall brain function and brain health, thus being a possible preventative measure to long term brain damage down the road. While studies on the term effects of CBD and its direct correlation with Alzheimer’s continue, there is no question that CBD plays a key role in overall brain function and well-being.
Those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia can experience severe symptoms including agitation and aggression. For caretakers, this can be an extremely hard battle as the scope of care can change at the drop of a time. Luckily, CBD is a natural alternative to providing stress relief for patients, and is an alternative to harmful sedatives and/or medications. The Alzheimer’s Society recognizes CBD as a viable solution to managing symptoms, and is closely following studies to further understand its long term effects on the brain and its direct correlation with the disease. However, research does suggest that high concentrations of CBD oil can be useful in managing a multitude of symptoms.
There is a large possibility that CBD could play a key role in preventing Alzheimer’s due to its direct impact on the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that is responsible for overall memory function and learning ability. CBD directly impacts the receptors in the brain known as the endocannabinoid system, thus playing a large role in overall memory function and brain health. While studies are currently underway to learn about the direct benefits of CBD and Alzheimer’s prevention, there is no question that CBD provides both short term and long term benefits when it comes to overall brain health.
Reduce Other Symptoms
Those suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia often suffer from other ailments that may cause “flare ups” in symptoms. Alzheimer’s and dementia is oftentimes found in elderly patients who may suffer from arthritis or hypertension, which can trigger symptoms such as agitation or aggressiveness, and worsen the disease. CBD is known to reduce pain and play a key role in the body’s inflammatory response system, which can help alleviate high blood pressure. With CBD, you will be able to tackle those other symptoms in a natural, holistic manner to ensure that your loved one is as comfortable as possible at all times.
The Apothecary Store offers a variety of oils, tinctures and edibles that are safe to administer to those suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Our full-spectrum hemp oil contains 5,000mg. of CBD, making it the most potent product that we have to offer. This product can be given with medication in both food or drink, with minimal to no aftertaste. Making CBD a part of your patient’s regimen can dramatically enhance their quality of life and ensure comfort through their final stages. Save 30% on our oils and tinctures when you use code "goodmemory" through the end of June. You can like The Apothecary on Facebook, or follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date with the latest news and happenings.